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Paul Nitze
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Paul Nitze as Secretary of the Navy
United States Deputy Secretary of Defense
In office
July 1, 1967 – January 20, 1969
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by Cyrus Vance
Succeeded by David Packard
United States Secretary of the Navy
In office
November 29, 1963 – June 30, 1967
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by Paul B. Fay (acting)
Succeeded by Charles F. Baird (acting)
Personal details
Born (1907-01-16)January 16, 1907
Amherst, Massachusetts
Died October 19, 2004(2004-10-19) (aged 97)
Washington, D.C.
Spouse(s) Phyllis Pratt (1923–1987, her death)
Elisabeth Scott Porter (1993–2004, his death)
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation government official, investment banker

Paul Henry Nitze (January 16, 1907 – October 19, 2004) was an American politician. He helped shape Cold War defense policy over the course of many presidential administrations. He helped Ronald Reagan negotiate the INF Treaty.

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