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James V. Forrestal

James V. ForrestalAKA James Vincent Forrestal

Born: 15-Feb-1892
Birthplace: Beacon, NY
Died: 22-May-1949
Location of death: Bethesda, MD [1]
Cause of death: Defenestration
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of Defense, 1947-49

Military service: US Navy (WWI, Lt.)


[1] Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Wife: Josephine Ogden (chorus girl and Vogue columnist, b. 1899, m. 1926, d. 1976)

    University: Dartmouth College (transferred)
    University: Princeton University (dropout 1911-15)

    US Secretary of Defense (17-Sep-1947 to 28-Mar-1949)
    US Secretary of the Navy (19-May-1944 to 17-Sep-1947)
    US Official Under Secretary of the Navy (1940-44)
    Dillon Read & Co. President (1938-40)
    Dillon Read & Co. VP (1926-38)
    Dillon Read & Co. Partner (1923-26)
    Dillon Read & Co. (1916-23)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Secret Land (13-Aug-1948) · Himself

Is the subject of books:
James Forrestal, A Study of Personality, Politics, and Policy, 1963, BY: Arnold Rogow
Driven Patriot, the Life and Times of James Forrestal, 1982, BY: Townsend Hoopes and Douglas Brinkley


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