Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


 Profile of  James V. Forrestal
James
Brief profile :
Secretary of the Navy, 1944-1947
Secretary of Defense, 1947-1949
 
 
Online Photos: Forrestal photos
 
Biographical sketch :  
1892 (February 15) Born, Beacon, New York
1911-1912 Attended Dartmouth College
1912-1915 Attended Princeton University
1915-1916 Worked for New Jersey Zinc Co. and Tobacco Products Corp.
1916-1923 Worked for Dillon, Read & Co.
1923-1926 Partner, Dillon, Read & Co.
1926-1938 Vice President, Dillon, Read & Co.
1938-1940 President, Dillon, Read & Co.
1940 Administrative Assistant to the President
1940-1944 Undersecretary of the Navy
1944-1947 Secretary of the Navy
1947-1949 Secretary of Defense
1949 (May 22) Died, Washington, D.C.