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 Stanley Rogers Resor

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Stanley Rogers Resor

  • Birth 5 Dec 1917 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 17 Apr 2012 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 89063927

US Military Figure. He served as the US Secretary of the Army during the administrations of Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon (1965 to 1971). The son of the president of an advertising agency, he moved with his family to Wyoming, following his father's purchasing of a cattle ranch. He enrolled in law school at Yale University, but yielded his studies to serve with the Army after the United State's entry into World War II. Assigned to the 10th Armored Division, Resor saw action in Europe and was a participant in the Battle of the Bulge. As a result, he earned a Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart, while attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. Upon his return home, he received his degree and commenced practicing with a New York firm with whom he was elevated to partner. In 1965, he was appointed as US Under Secretary of the Army and during the summer of that year, he succeeded Stephen Ailes as US Secretary of the Army. During his tenure, the United States saw the escalation of forces engaging in the Vietnam conflict. After leaving Washington in 1971, he returned to practicing law and was called upon to serve as ambassador to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction negotiations in Vienna, Austria in 1973. He was recipient of the George C. Marshall Medal from the Association of the United States Army in 1974 and was appointed Under Secretary of the Defense for Policy (1978 to 1979). He was awarded the Sylvanius Thayer Award from the Association of West Point Graduates in 1984.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 24 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89063927
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