Harold Brown

Physicist, Organization leader

1927 –

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Who is Harold Brown?

Harold Brown, American scientist, was U.S. Secretary of Defense from 1977 to 1981 in the cabinet of President Jimmy Carter. He had previously served in the Lyndon Johnson administration as Director of Defense Research and Engineering and Secretary of the Air Force.

While Secretary of Defense, he insisted in laying the groundwork for the Camp David accords. He took part in the strategic arms negotiations with the Soviet Union and supported, ratification of the SALT II treaty. He advocated détente with the Soviet Union, an issue over which he conflicted with National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

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Born
Sep 19, 1927
New York City
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
  • The Bronx High School of Science
Employment
  • United States Department of Defense
    (1977/01/21 - 1981/01/20)
Lived in
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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