2nd Secretary of Defense of the United States, sworn in by Harry S. Truman, March 28, 1949

Please note that the further back in the history of the Secretaries of Defense, the less biographical information there is about those who held the position. The lack of dates on certain life events isn't due to a lack of research, it's due to the fact that:
  1. it was a long time ago
  2. Louis A. Johnson wasn't a terribly notable Secretary of Defense
born January 10, 1891
Roanoke, Virginia
died April 24, 1966
Washington, DC
buried in West Virginia


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Miscellaneous Honors

references: http://www.defenselink.mil, http://politicalgraveyard.com/, http://www.biography.com/, http://www.terralex.org/, http://www.steptoe.com, http://www.fas.org/, www.encyclopedia.com

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