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Harold Brown
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14th United States Secretary of Defense
In office
January 21, 1977 – January 20, 1981
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Donald Rumsfeld
Succeeded by Caspar Weinberger
Personal details
Born (1927-09-19)September 19, 1927
New York City, NY, U.S.
Died January 4, 2019(2019-01-04) (aged 91)
Rancho Santa Fe, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Colene Dunning McDowell (m. 1953; 2 children)
Alma mater Columbia University
Profession Physicist

Harold Brown (September 19, 1927 – January 4, 2019) was an American scientist and politician. He was the U.S. Secretary of Defense from 1977 to 1981 in the cabinet of President Jimmy Carter. He last served in the Lyndon Johnson administration as Director of Defense Research and Engineering and Secretary of the Air Force.

Brown died of pancreatic cancer on January 4, 2019 at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, California, aged 91.

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