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James Forrestal
Birth: Feb. 15, 1892
Death: May 22, 1949

US Secretary of Defense. U.S. Secretary of the Navy in 1944-47. U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1947-49. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War I. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York in 1944. He committed suicide by jumping from a window on the 16th floor, while a patient at Bethesda Naval Hospital. (bio by: Imagine) 
Family links: 
  Josephine Ogden Forrestal (1899 - 1976)
  Michael Vincent Forrestal (1927 - 1989)*
  Peter O. Forrestal (1930 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Suicide
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 30 Lot 674 Grid X-39
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Forrestal's Resting Place in HistoryHe was brought before his timeTo Arlington to reside.Now at last the truth is known:It wasn’t from suicide.
- DC Dave
 Added: Dec. 18, 2014
You were Secretary Of The Navy when my Father,Herbert W, Choate,served in the Navy,during WW11;and I'm proud of this fact.
- Donna Choate Sigmon
 Added: Sep. 4, 2014

- Chester Nabours
 Added: Aug. 26, 2014
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