William Perry

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William Perry
19th United States Secretary of Defense
In office
February 3, 1994 – January 23, 1997
President Bill Clinton
Deputy John M. Deutch
John P. White
Preceded by Les Aspin
Succeeded by William Cohen
19th United States Deputy Secretary of Defense
In office
January 21, 1993 – February 3, 1994
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Donald J. Atwood Jr.
Succeeded by John M. Deutch
Personal details
Born William James Perry
October 11, 1927 (1927-10-11) (age 87)
Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Stanford University
Pennsylvania State University

William James Perry (born October 11, 1927) is an American mathematician, engineer, and businessman. He was the United States Secretary of Defense from February 3, 1994, to January 23, 1997, under President Bill Clinton.[1] He also served as Deputy Secretary of Defense (1993–1994) and Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (1977–1981).

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