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Paul R. Ignatius onboard USS Topeka

Paul Robert Ignatius (born November 11, 1920) was an American administrator. He served as Secretary of the Navy between 1967 and 1969 and was the Assistant Secretary of Defense under the Johnson administration.

Early life

Paul Ignatius was born in 1920, Glendale, California, the son of Armenian parents who migrated to the United States. [1]. Ignatius is a trustee of the George C. Marshall Foundation and member of the Federal City Council and the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs. He has served previously as chairman of the Board of Trustees for Logistics Management Institute; chairman, president and CEO of 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.

Government offices
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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