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Paul R. Ignatius
United States Secretary of the Navy

In office
September 1, 1967 – January 24, 1969
Preceded by Charles F. Baird (acting)
Succeeded by John Chafee
Personal details
Born Paul Robert Ignatius
November 11, 1920(1920-11-11) (age 102)
Glendale, California
Alma mater University of Southern California
Harvard Business School
Occupation administrator

Paul Robert Ignatius (born November 11, 1920) was an American government official who served as Secretary of the Navy between 1967 and 1969 and was the Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Lyndon Johnson administration.

Life and career

Ignatius in 2013

Ignatius was born in 1920, Glendale, California, the son of Armenian parents who migrated to the United States, Elisa (née Jamgochian) and Hovsep "Joseph" B. Ignatius.[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 Master 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.

On May 23, 2013, the Navy announced that an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Paul Ignatius (DDG-117) would be named for him.[2]


Government offices
Preceded by
Stephen Ailes
United States Under Secretary of the Army
February 1964 – December 1964
Succeeded by
Stanley Rogers Resor
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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