James Schlesinger, a former secretary of defense and energy and a CIA chief, dies at age 85

  • by: TOM RAUM , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 27, 2014 - 6:25 PM

WASHINGTON — Onetime economics professor and longtime nuclear strategist James R. Schlesinger was a political man for all seasons, holding a long string of Cabinet and other high-level posts through three administrations. He was hired — and dismissed — by presidents of both parties.

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