(Advertisement)

Ex-defense chief Schlesinger dies

He served under Nixon, Ford

Posted: March 28, 2014 at 2:58 a.m.

James Schlesinger, who served as U.S. secretary of defense under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation’s first energy chief in Jimmy Carter’s administration, has died. He was 85.

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 2 on 03/28/2014

(Advertisement)



« Previous Story

Obama reverent on Vatican visit

President Barack Obama is welcomed by Archbishop George Gaenswein, prefect of the papal household, as he arrives Thursday at the Vatican to meet Pope Francis.

President Barack Obama offered his respect Thursday to a pope who has excited Catholics and non-Catholics alik... Read »

Next Story »

9 lose ICBM commands in exam-cheating scandal

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, finish their statements before taking questions during a news conference at the Pentagon, Thursday, March 27, 2014. The Air Force is firing nine mid-level commanders and disciplining dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base in response to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

WASHINGTON — The Air Force reassigned nine midlevel nuclear commanders Thursday and announced it will discipli... Read »