Event Summary

John F. Lehman, Jr., appointed Sec�y of Navy by President Reagan

Date

1981

Description

John F. Lehman, Jr., appointed Sec�y of Navy by President Reagan; advocate of �600 ship navy�; largely successful in building it; favored aircraft carriers; cool on nuclear propulsion; Lehman served until 1987

Timeline 1

United States Naval History, 1866 - to present

Record ID

963