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John Alex McCone

John McCone

TENURE AS DIRECTOR:
29 November 1961–28 April 1965


BIRTH:

4 January 1902, San Francisco, California


EDUCATION:

University of California, Berkeley, B.S., 1922


APPOINTED:

27 September 1961 by President John F. Kennedy; sworn in as recess appointee, 29 November 1961; confirmed by Senate, 31 January 1962; sworn in, 13 February 1962


DEPUTY DIRECTOR:

Gen. Charles Pearre Cabell, US Air Force, 29 November 1961– 31 January 1962; Lt. Gen. Marshall A. Carter, US Army, 3 April 1962 through remainder of Mr. McCone’s tenure


EARLIER CAREER:

  • Private business
  • Member of President’s Air Policy Commission, 1947-48
  • Deputy Secretary of Defense, March-November 1948
  • Under Secretary of the Air Force, 1950-51
  • Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, 1958-60


LATER CAREER:

Private business


Died 14 February 1991


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