Schlesinger, James R.

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American economist.

From the description of The political economy of national security; a study of the economic aspects of the contemporary power struggle [manuscript], 1959. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647832570

Economist, U.S. secretary of defense, and U.S. secretary of energy.

From the description of Papers of James R. Schlesinger. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132834

James Rodney Schlesinger was born on February 15, 1929 in New York, New York. He received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1950, and an A.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard in 1952 and 1956. He was a professor at the University of Virginia from 1955 to 1963, and a senior staff member at the RAND Corporation from 1963 to 1967. He worked at the Bureau of the Budget, serving as assistant director in 1969, and acting deputy director from 1969 to 1970. From 1970 to 1971 he was assistant director of the Office of Management and Budget, and from 1971 to 1973 he was chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. He briefly served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency from February to July 1973. In 1973 he was appointed by President Nixon as Secretary of Defense, until he was fired by President Ford in 1975. He was a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies from 1976 to 1977, and in 1977 he was appointed Assistant to the President, advising President Carter on energy matters before the creation of the Department of Energy. He was appointed the first Secretary of Energy in 1977, and remained Secretary until he was forced to resign in 1979 after the Three Mile Island incident.

From the description of Schlesinger, James R., 1929- (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10572681

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creatorOf Duke University. Living History Program. Records, 1974-2000 and n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Memoranda of Conversations (Nixon and Ford Administrations). 1973 - 1977. Ford Administration Memoranda of Conversations. 8/1974 - 1/1977. September 10, 1975 - Ford, Schlesinger
referencedIn Sive, David. The David Sive Archive: Pioneering Environmental Litigation, 1962-1992. New York State Historical Documents
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 566
referencedIn Minnesota Friends of Cyprus. Records, 1967-1981. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 11/8/77 [2]
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 7/8/78
creatorOf Schlesinger, James R. Papers, 1979 May 25. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 1921 - 2008. News Photographs
creatorOf National Security Files (Nixon Administration). 1968 - 1975. Henry A. Kissinger Telephone Conversation Transcripts (Telcons)
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 7/20/79 [1]
referencedIn Scott, Hugh, 1900-1994. Papers (part 3), 1925-1983. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Records of the Domestic Policy Staff (Carter Administration). 1976 - 1981. Stuart Eizenstat's Subject File. 1976 - 1981. Synthetic Fuels
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Executive Office Building tape number 414
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 12/5/77 [1]
referencedIn Records of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 1956 - 2008. Photographs of Civil Defense Personnel and Activities
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. B-1 show
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 1921 - 2008. Sound Recordings of Secretaries of Defense
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 3/14/79
referencedIn Memoranda of Conversations (Nixon and Ford Administrations). 1973 - 1977. Ford Administration Memoranda of Conversations. 8/1974 - 1/1977. October 16, 1975 - Ford, Kissinger
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. Secretary Schlesinger Visits AFFTC, Edwards AFB, California
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 12/19/80
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Visiting Foreign Dignitaries/ Inaugaration Ceremony
referencedIn James M. Cannon Research Interviews and Notes. 1989 - 1994. Transcripts of James Cannon's Interviews with Gerald Ford and Family and Related Research Materials. 1989 - 1994. Ford, Gerald - Interview, 4/27/90 Gerald R. Ford Library
referencedIn Briefs, 1928-1976 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. President's Trip -- quot;Delta Queen,quot; Camp David, Georgia, and Florida, 8/17/79 - 9/3/79 (No. 2) [2]
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. B-1 ROLL-OUT, PALMDALE, CALIFORNIA
creatorOf Schlesinger, James R. Papers of James R. Schlesinger. Library of Congress
referencedIn Briefs, 1928-1976 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 7/27/77 [2]
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 661
creatorOf Memoranda of Conversations (Nixon and Ford Administrations). 1973 - 1977. Ford Administration Memoranda of Conversations. 8/1974 - 1/1977. June 19, 1975 - Ford, Kissinger, NATO Secretary General Joseph Luns, NATO Ambassadors
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 470
creatorOf Schlesinger, James R. The political economy of national security [manuscript] : an essay on the economic aspect of the contempory power struggle. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. B-1 NBC News
creatorOf Duke University. Living History Program. Duke University Living History Program records, 1974-2005. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 8/5/77
contributorOf 7/31/79, Sen. Howard Baker Press Conference (T-43033) Jimmy Carter Library
creatorOf Schlesinger, James R. The political economy of national security; a study of the economic aspects of the contemporary power struggle [manuscript], 1959. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 1921 - 2008. Speeches and Other Public Papers
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
creatorOf The Political Economy of National Security; a Study of the Economic Aspects of the Contemporary Power Struggle, 1959 Special Collections, University of Virginia Library
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Cabinet Room tape number 122
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Staff Scheduling Memoranda. 1977 - 1978. 8/2/77-8/22/77
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Power (Social sciences)
Energy policy
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Economists
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Birth 1929-02-15

Death 2014-03-27

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Americans

English

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