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| James Forrestal |
(Investment banker, Politician)
|Born||James Vincent Forrestal|
Matteawan, New York, U.S.
|Died||1949-05-22 (Age 57)|
third story canopy of the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Maryland, U.S.
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College, Princeton University|
|Children|| • Michael Forrestal|
• Peter Forrestal
|Spouse||Josephine Stovall Ogden|
|Victim of||premature death|
The first US Secretary of Defense, died in mysterious circumstances in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Maryland
President Truman secretly designated him as a potential threat to the Department of Defense’s orderly operation due to his psychological problems. By the end of 1948, Forrestal’s precarious mental state had deteriorated further.
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