Forrestal, James V.

Last Cabinet level Secretary of the Navy, first Secretary of Defense, 1949 suicide

Price: $65.00

Description:
(1892-1949) Under Secretary of the Navy 1940-44, Secretary 1944-47 on death of Secretary Knox. First Defense Secretary 1947-49, fired by Truman after conflicts with Air Force Secretary Stuart Symington over defense spending and failure to keep service budgets in line to meet Trumanís demand for a balanced budget. Suffered mental breakdown, committed suicide by falling from 16th floor VIP suite at Bethesda Naval Hospital 2 months after leaving the Cabinet. Signed 3 x 5 card, undated but mid-1940s vintage while Navy Secretary

Condition: Very good, slight uniform toning
Type:Signed Card






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