Forrestal, James, 1892-1949.
James V. Forrestal Papers
1907-1958 (mostly 1940-1949)
85.1 linear feet, 206 boxes
James V. Forrestal (1892-1949) was a Wall Street businessman who played an
important role in U.S. military operations during and immediately after World War
II. From 1940 to 1949 Forrestal served as, in order, assistant to President
Roosevelt, Under Secretary of the Navy, Secretary of the Navy, and the first
Secretary of Defense. The Forrestal Papers document his service from Under Secretary
of the Navy to Secretary of Defense and include correspondence, memoranda, reports,
speeches, and press releases.