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James Rodney Schlesinger

James Schlesinger

TENURE AS DIRECTOR:
2 February 1973–2 July 1973


BIRTH:

15 February 1929, New York, New York


EDUCATION:

Harvard University, B.A., 1950; M.A., 1952; Ph.D., 1956


APPOINTED:

21 December 1972 by President Richard M. Nixon; confirmed by Senate, 23 January 1973; sworn in, 2 February 1973


DEPUTY DIRECTOR:

Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters, US Army (who also served as Acting Director from Dr. Schlesinger’s departure, 2 July 1973, until William E. Colby was sworn in on 4 September 1973)


EARLIER CAREER:

  • Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics, University of Virginia, 1955-63
  • RAND Corporation: Senior Staff Member, 1963-67, and Director of Strategic Studies, 1967-69
  • Assistant Director and Acting Deputy Director, Bureau of the Budget, 1969-70
  • Assistant Director, Office of Management and Budget, 1970-71
  • Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, 1971-73


LATER CAREER:

  • Secretary of Defense, 1973-75
  • Secretary of Energy, 1977-79
  • Private consultant since 1979

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