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 James Vincent Forrestal

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James Vincent Forrestal

  • Birth 15 Feb 1892 Beacon, Dutchess County, New York, USA
  • Death 22 May 1949 Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 30 Lot 674 Grid X-39
  • Memorial ID 356

Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He served in the United States Navy during World War I. He served as United States Secretary of the Navy from 1944 to 1947, and was United States Secretary of Defense from 1947 to 1949. He died from a fall out of a window on the 16th floor at Bethesda Naval Hospital that was ruled a suicide.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 356
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Vincent Forrestal (15 Feb 1892–22 May 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 356, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .