James R. Schlesinger (February 15, 1929-March 27, 2014).

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James, Rodney Schlesinger was bom in New York City on February 15, 1929, He died March 27, 2014, at age eighty-five. Schlesinger earned BSA, MA, and PhD degrees in economics from Harvard University. He married Rachel Mellinger in 1954. Then taught economics at the University of Virginia, for eight years after which he worked at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California. He wrote two books, The Political Economy of National Security (1960) and America at Century's End (1989).

Beginning in 1971, he chaired the Atomic Energy Commission, directed the Central Intelligence Agency, and served as the Nation's first Secretary of Energy. At the time of his death Dr. Schlesinger was chairman of the MITRE...

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