Arthur S. Barrows

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Arthur Stanhope Barrows
United States
United States Under Secretary of the Air Force
In office
September 26, 1947 – April 21, 1950
Preceded by New Office
Succeeded by John A. McCone
Personal details
Born August 22, 1884
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Died September 20, 1963 (aged 79)

Arthur Stanhope Barrows (1884–1963) was the president of Sears from 1942 to 1946, and the first United States Under Secretary of the Air Force, holding that office from 1947 to 1950.

Biography[edit]

Arthur S. Barrows was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on August 22, 1884, the son of John Henry Barrows and Sarah Eleanor Mole.[1] A protégé of Robert E. Wood, he was president of Sears from 1942 to 1946.[2] On September 25, 1947, President of the United States Harry Truman nominated Barrows to be the first United States Under Secretary of the Air Force.[3] He subsequently held this office from September 26, 1947 until April 21, 1950. He died on September 20, 1963, at the age of 79.[4]

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Government offices
Preceded by
New Office
United States Under Secretary of the Air Force
September 26, 1947 – April 21, 1950
Succeeded by
John A. McCone