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Paul Robert Ignatius

Paul Robert Ignatius
United States Secretary of the Navy
In office
September 1, 1967 – January 24, 1969
Preceded by Charles F. Baird (acting)
Succeeded by John Chafee
Personal details
Born (1920-11-11) November 11, 1920
Glendale, California
Alma mater University of Southern California
Harvard Business School
Occupation administrator

Paul Robert Ignatius (born November 11, 1920) was an American government official who served as Secretary of the Navy between 1967 and 1969 and was the Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Lyndon Johnson administration.

Life and career

Ignatius in 2013

Ignatius was born in 1920, Air Transport Association; president of The Washington Post newspaper and executive vice president of The Washington Post Company; Secretary of the Navy; Assistant Secretary of Defense (Installations and Logistics).

He founded Harbridge House, Inc., a Boston management consulting and research firm. Ignatius received his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California (Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Tau) and his MBA degree from Harvard Business School. He served as a commissioned lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in World War II.

His son, David Ignatius, is a columnist for the Washington Post.

On May 23, 2013, the Navy announced that an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Paul Ignatius (DDG-117) would be named for him. [3]


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  3. ^ Navy Names Next Two Destroyers
Government offices
Preceded by
Stephen Ailes
United States Under Secretary of the Army
February 1964 – December 1964
Succeeded by
Stanley Rogers Resor
Preceded by
Charles F. Baird (acting)
United States Secretary of the Navy
September 1, 1967 – January 24, 1969
Succeeded by
John Chafee

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