Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


 Profile of  Robert A. Lovett
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Brief profile :
Assistant Secretary of War for Air, 1941-1945
Under Secretary of State, 1947-1949
Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1950-1951
Secretary of Defense, 1951-1953
 
Personal Papers :  see Personal Papers and Organizational Records
 
Oral History : Robert A. Lovett
 
Online Photos: Lovett photos
 
Biographical sketch :  
1895 (September 14) Born, Huntsville, Texas
1918 B.A., Yale University
1918 Commanded a U.S. naval air squadron in World War I, rank of Lieutenant Commander
1919-1921 Postgraduate courses in law and business administration, Harvard University
1921 Clerk, National Bank of Commerce, New York City
1926-1940 Partner, Brown Brothers Harriman & Company
1940-1941 Special Assistant to Secretary of War
1941-1945 Assistant Secretary of War for Air
1946-1947 Partner, Brown Brothers Harriman & Company
1947-1949 Under Secretary of State
1949-1950 Partner, Brown Brothers Harriman & Company
1950-1951 Deputy Secretary of Defense
1951-1953 Secretary of Defense
1953-1986 Partner, Brown Brothers Harriman & Company
1964 Member, General Advisory Committee, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
1986 (May 7) Died, Locust Valley, New York