Robert McNamara

1916 - 2009

Robert McNamara

Robert Strange McNamara (June 9, 1916 – July 6, 2009) was an American business executive and the eighth United States Secretary of Defense, serving from 1961 to 1968 under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He played a major role in escalating the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War. McNamara was responsible for the institution of systems analysis in public policy, which developed into the discipline known today as policy analysis.He was born in San Francisco, California, graduated from UC Berkeley and Harvard Business School and served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. After the war, Henry Ford II hired McNamara and a group of other Army Air Force veterans to work for Ford Motor Company. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert McNamara has received more than 3,491,139 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 67th most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Robert McNamara ranks 67 out of 481Before him are Li Ka-shing, Rupert Murdoch, Benjamin Guggenheim, Kiichiro Toyoda, Margaret Hamilton, and Paul Allen. After him are Jakob Fugger, Robert Guérin, Dietrich Mateschitz, Akio Morita, Fred Trump, and Ronald Wayne.

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Among people born in 1916, Robert McNamara ranks 25Before him are Maurice Wilkins, Camilo José Cela, Alexander Prokhorov, Vitaly Ginzburg, Harold Wilson, and Jean Dausset. After him are Robert F. Furchgott, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Sune Bergström, C. Wright Mills, Christian B. Anfinsen, and Virginia Satir. Among people deceased in 2009, Robert McNamara ranks 21Before him are Maurice Druon, Millvina Dean, Mercedes Sosa, Omar Bongo, Vitaly Ginzburg, and Jean Dausset. After him are Bobby Robson, Karl Malden, Robert F. Furchgott, Vivian Maier, Ralf Dahrendorf, and João Bernardo Vieira.

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Among people born in United States, Robert McNamara ranks 710 out of 12,171Before him are Billy Graham (1918), James B. Sumner (1887), Carole Lombard (1908), Jean Seberg (1938), Lee Marvin (1924), and George Stinney (1929). After him are John Malkovich (1953), William Howard Stein (1911), Jason Robards (1922), Billie Jean King (1943), Sam Peckinpah (1925), and Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893).

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Among businesspeople born in United States, Robert McNamara ranks 22Before him are Steve Ballmer (1956), Jeff Bezos (1964), Robert Kardashian (1944), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), Margaret Hamilton (1936), and Paul Allen (1953). After him are Ronald Wayne (1934), Mark Zuckerberg (1984), Larry Flynt (1942), Estée Lauder (1906), Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794), and Solomon R. Guggenheim (1861).

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