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us: Laird, Melvin R.


  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • Melvin Robert
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1922-09-01
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2016-11-16
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Omaha (Neb.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Fort Myers (Fla.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Marshfield (Wis.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Reader's Digest Association
        • Affiliation Start: 1974
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Department of Defense
        • Affiliation Start: 1969-01-21
        • Affiliation End: 1973-01-29
        • Source: Wikipedia, viewed Nov. 17, 2016
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
        • Affiliation Start: 1953-01-03
        • Affiliation End: 1969-01-21
        • Source: Biographical directory of the United States Congress WWW site, viewed Nov. 17, 2016
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Wisconsin. Legislature. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1946
        • Affiliation End: 1952
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
        • Source: New York times WWW site, viewed Nov. 17, 2016
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Legislators
          (lcsh) Cabinet officers
            (lcsh) Presidents--United States--Staff
        • Sources

          • found: His A house divided, 1962.
          • found: Laird Center Internet website, July 10, 2007 bio. (Melvin R. Laird; b. Sept. 1, 1922, [Omaha, Neb.]; Senior Counselor, National and International Affairs, Reader's Digest Association (1974-present); Counsellor to the President (1973-74); Secretary of Defense (1969-73); U.S. Representative (1953-68); Wisconsin State Senate (1946-1952); US Navy (1942-1946))
          • found: New York times WWW site, viewed Nov. 17, 2016 (in obituary published Nov. 16: Melvin R. Laird; b. Melvin Robert Laird Jr., Sept. 1, 1922, Omaha; within a year, the family moved to Marshfield, Wis.; d. Wednesday [Nov. 16, 2016], Fort Myers, Fla., aged 94; as President Richard M. Nixon's first secretary of defense, quietly challenged the administration's hawkish military policies during the war in Vietnam, prompting deep suspicion, and even spying, between the White House and the Pentagon)
        • Change Notes

          • 1980-04-04: new
          • 2016-11-17: revised
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