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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) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Josephine Ogden Forrestal (1899 - 1976)
 
 Children:
  Michael Vincent Forrestal (1927 - 1989)*
  Peter O. Forrestal (1930 - 1982)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Suicide
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 30 Lot 674 Grid X-39
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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A very sad and tragic end to your life. Even the ship with your namesake became one of the most horrific fires at sea. "Learn or Burn." May you rest in peace, Mr. Secretary.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 7, 2014
Thank you for your service to our country. May you be at Peace.. Chris
- Chris
 Added: May. 30, 2014

- MFPS
 Added: May. 22, 2014
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