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James R. Schlesinger, CIA chief
and Cabinet member, dies

Washington Post, by Timothy R. Smith

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 3/27/2014 12:06:39 PM

James R. Schlesinger, a Republican economist who advanced rapidly to some of the highest positions of government power in the 1970s but whose abrasive leadership style led to conflicts with presidents, bureaucrats and the American public, died March 27 at a hospital in Baltimore. He was 85. The cause was complications from pneumonia, said his daughter Ann Schlesinger. He was an Arlington resident. (Snip) He gained a reputation as someone willing to cut jobs and implement unpopular policies with little regard for what other people thought of him. In 1969, Mr. Schlesinger joined the Nixon White House staff as deputy director of the

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For some of US, a walk down memory lane.

R.I.P.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tnorling, 3/27/2014 1:21:46 PM     (No. 9786825)

Ah yes. Do you remember when we had adults serving in government? Obama isn´t fit to lick the boots of patriots and public servants of
Schlesinger´s caliber.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JoniTx, 3/27/2014 1:36:34 PM     (No. 9786849)

It certainly is a walk down memory lane. Brings back many, many memories.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ray_Stoddard, 3/27/2014 1:40:48 PM     (No. 9786852)

I understand ´Profiles in Courage´ was written, I mean ghostwritten by him.

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