The notion of a defence that will protect American cities is one that will not be achieved, but it is that goal that supplies the political magic in the President’s vision.
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|Birth:||15th February, 1929|
|Death:||27th March, 2014|
James Rodney Schlesinger was born in New York City, New York, USA. He was an American economist and politician who was best known for serving as Secretary of Defense from 1973 to 1975 under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He became America's first Secretary of Energy under Jimmy Carter. He earned a BA degree in 1950(Harvard), an MA degree in 1952(Harvard), and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 1956. Between 1955 and 1963 he taught economics at the University of Virginia and in 1960 published The Political Economy of National Security. In 1971, President Nixon appointed Schlesinger a member of the Atomic Energy Commission and designated him as chairman. He served as director of central intelligence.
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