Dr Harold Brown

Dr Harold Brown

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 4 Jan 2019 (aged 91)
Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 195829184 · View Source
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Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He served as the 14th Secretary of Defense under President Jimmy Carter from January 21, 1977 to January 20, 1981. When he was fifteen years of age, he entered Columbia University and graduated with an A.B. two years later. He continued as a graduate student at Columbia and graduated with a Ph.D. in physics in 1949 at the age of 21. After a short period of teaching and postdoctoral research, he became a research scientist at the Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1952, he joined the staff of the University of California Radiation Laboratory at Livermore and became its director in 1960. In 1961, he joined the Department of Defense and later served as Secretary of the Air Force from 1965 to 1969. From 1969 to 1977, he served as the president of the California Institute of Technology. He was appointed to serve as Secretary of Defense in 1977 by newly-elected President Jimmy Carter and served in the Carter Administration for four years until January of 1981. During his tenure, he set the groundwork for the Camp David Accords, took part in strategic arms negotiations with the Soviet Union, and supported the SALT II treaty. After leaving office, he stayed in Washington D.C., serving in various positions at Johns Hopkins University. He was also affiliated with several research organizations and served on the board of several corporations. He passed away of pancreatic cancer.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Added: 5 Jan 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 195829184
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