Robert McNamara died on 6 July 2009.
Stephen Braun, 7 July 2009
David Ignatius, 7 July 2009
Tim Weiner, 7 July 2009
Michael Beschloss, 10 July 2009
Walter Pincus, 7 July 2009
Joseph A. Califano Jr., 7 July 2009
9 July 2009
Robert McNamara’s resting place at Arlington National Cemetery
Robert S. McNamara was born in Oakland, California, on 9 June 1916, to Robert James McNamara and Clara Nell McNamara. He was educated in public schools before receiving a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1939. After a year with Price Waterhouse & Co., McNamara returned to teach at Harvard from 1940-43, from where he also instructed Army Air Corps officers in statistical techniques and war management.
McNamara remains the longest-serving US Secretary of Defense (1961-68), under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.