Henry Rowen

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Person.png Henry Rowen  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(economist, spook)
BornOctober 11, 1925
Boston, USA
DiedNovember 12, 2015 (Age 90)
SpouseBeverly Griffiths
Member ofProject for the New American Century
Interests“national security”


Rowen started his career as an economist for the RAND Corporation, a Santa Monica, California think-tank, where he worked between 1950-1953, and again between 1955-1960.

Between 1965-1966, Rowen was the Assistant Director of the U.S. Bureau of the Budget.

From 1967-1972, he was the RAND Corporation/President.

From 1981-1983 he was Chairman of the National Intelligence Council.

Between 1989-1991, Rowen served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs at the U.S. Department of Defense, under Dick Cheney.

From 2001–2004 he served on the Secretary of Defense Policy Advisory Board.

Between 2002-2003, Rowen chaired the United States Department of Energy's Task Force on the Future of Science Programs.

On February 12, 2004, President Bush named Rowen as a member of the Commission on Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction (the "WMD Commission"),[1] a position that he held until 2005.

Since 1983, Rowen had been a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.


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