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+ - Technocrat James Schlesinger Is Dead at 85->

Submitted by mdsolar
mdsolar (1045926) writes "James Schlesinger who served as Secretary of Defense under Presidents Nixon and Ford and as the first Secretary of Energy under President Carter passed away on Thursday in Baltimore at the age of 85. Schlesinger is perhaps the most technocratic person to reach such high office. He had a keen awareness of the connection between energy supply and national defense and as Administrator of the Economic Regulatory Administration, brought our Standby Gasoline Rationing Plan into existence. http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/12000/1... The existence of such a plan along with our Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which Schlesinger also brought into being, have been a bulwark against further oil embargoes and essentially broke OPEC for a period of more than a decade. The NYT has an obituary that covers more of his career."
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