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|James Vincent Forrestal|
|47th United States Secretary of the Navy|
May 19, 1944 – September 17, 1947
|Preceded by||Frank Knox|
|Succeeded by||John L. Sullivan|
|1st United States Secretary of Defense|
September 17, 1947 – March 28, 1949
|Succeeded by||Louis A. Johnson|
|Born|| February 15, 1892|
Matteawan, New York, U.S.
|Died|| May 22, 1949 (aged 57)|
Montgomery County, Maryland, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Josephine Ogden Forrestal|
|Alma mater|| Dartmouth College|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Rank||Lieutenant Junior Grade|
|Battles/wars||World War I|