Talk:United States Deputy Secretary of Defense

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Untitled[edit]

In the absence of a Secretary of Defense the Deputy Secretary of Defense can act as the Secretary, but he doesn't become the Secretary and doesn't have any particular priority in becoming the next Secretary.


Early, Lovett[edit]

This was in the article but I am moving it here because it doesn't make sense. It was not in the "List" section but seems to indicate they were deputy secretaries.

  • Stephen T. Early 1949 - 1950
  • Robert A. Lovett 1950 - 1951

James H. Douglas[edit]

I took out the link to James H. Douglas. The problem is that James H. Douglas redirects to Jim Douglas, the current Governor of Vermont (Whose middle initial is also H.) In fact, neither of these people are on the James Douglas disambiguation page. I'll fix these problems soon. FerralMoonrender (MyTalkMyContribsEmailMe) 03:19, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Robert Ellsworth?[edit]

I'm confused. Our article on Robert Fred Ellsworth says that he served as deputy secretary of defense, and the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress agrees (it says he served under Ford from December 1975 to January 1977). But he's not on this list. What's up? —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 02:00, 2 November 2008 (UTC)