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Clark McAdams Clifford
Birth: Dec. 25, 1906
Fort Scott
Bourbon County
Kansas, USA
Death: Oct. 10, 1998
Bethesda
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA

Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He served as United States Secretary of Defense in President Lyndon B. Johnsonís Administration. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, achieving the rank Captain during WW II. He served as a special adviser to President Harry S Truman, where he was influential in foreign policy, defense, and labor matters, helped to formulate the Truman Doctrine (1947) and the legislation that created the Department of Defense. He also planned Truman's successful 1948 campaign strategy. He returned to the White House after the Bay of Pigs debacle in Cuba, and served as a foreign policy adviser to President John F. Kennedy. He suggested that President Kennedy create an independent presidential board to oversee the intelligence community and then became chairman of the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. In this capacity he supervised all United States espionage operations and played a crucial role in determining United States. policy in Vietnam. As Secretary of Defense (1968 to 1969) in Lyndon B. Johnsonís cabinet, he came to oppose further American participation in the Vietnam War, concluding that it was not winnable. He began the search for peace in Vietnam. President Johnson awarded him a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969. In 1982 he became chairman of First American Bankshares, which was secretly and illegally owned by the foreign Bank of Credit and Commerce International. In 1992 he was indicted on charges stemming from BCCI's secret ownership of First American, but the charges were dismissed because of his poor health. (bio by: Eamonn) 
 
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 7-A, Lot 35
 
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Record added: Jul 23, 1999
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