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James R. Schlesinger

James R. Schlesinger is a member of the executive board and a senior advisor at Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is a senior advisor to the investment banking firm of Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, Inc. He also was senior staff member of the Rand Corporation, where he served as director of strategic studies.

Mr. Schlesinger's record of service to the United States government is notable for its scope and diversity. He has served as assistant director and acting director of the Bureau of the Budget (later the Office of Management and Budget), chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Secretary of Defense, and Secretary of Energy.