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|James R. Schlesinger|
|1st Secretary of Energy|
August 6, 1977 – August 23, 1979
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Charles Duncan, Jr.|
|12th United States Secretary of Defense|
July 2, 1973 – November 19, 1975
|President|| Richard Nixon|
|Preceded by||Elliot Richardson|
|Succeeded by||Donald Rumsfeld|
|9th Director of Central Intelligence|
January 2, 1973 – July 2, 1973
|Preceded by||Richard Helms|
|Succeeded by||William Colby|
|6th Chairman of the United States Atomic Energy Commission|
|Preceded by||Glenn T. Seaborg|
|Succeeded by||Dixy Lee Ray|
|Born|| James Rodney Schlesinger|
February 15, 1929
New York City, U.S.
|Died|| March 27, 2014 (aged 85)|
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Rachel Line Mellinger (m. 1954-1995; her death)|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
James Rodney Schlesinger (February 15, 1929 - March 27, 2014) was United States Secretary of Defense from 1973 to 1975 under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He became America's first Secretary of Energy under Jimmy Carter.