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Reorganized and renamed US Defense Department in 1947. See also:

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lucius Battle
Diplomat
1-Jun-1918 13-May-2008 US Ambassador to Egypt, 1964-67
Vannevar Bush
Scientist
11-Mar-1890 30-Jun-1974 Pre-internet visionary
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Head of State
14-Oct-1890 28-Mar-1969 34th US President, 1953-61
Elizebeth Friedman
Scientist
26-Aug-1892 31-Oct-1980 America's first female cryptanalyst
William Friedman
Scientist
24-Sep-1891 12-Nov-1969 Cryptography pioneer
Ernest J. King
Military
23-Nov-1878 25-Jun-1956 Chief of Naval Operations, 1942-45
Lauris Norstad
Military
24-Mar-1907 12-Sep-1988 Supreme Allied Commander, 1956-63
Kenneth C. Royall
Attorney
24-Jul-1894 27-May-1971 US Secretary of the Army, 1947-49
Donald S. Russell
Politician
22-Feb-1906 22-Feb-1998 Governor of South Carolina, 1967-71
Raymond A. Spruance
Military
3-Jul-1886 13-Dec-1969 US Navy Admiral during WWII
Stuart Symington
Politician
26-Jun-1901 14-Dec-1988 US Senator from Missouri, 1953-76


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