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Paul Nitze

Paul Nitze as Secretary of the Navy
United States Deputy Secretary of Defense
In office
July 1, 1967 â€“ January 20, 1969
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by Cyrus Vance
Succeeded by David Packard
United States Secretary of the Navy
In office
November 29, 1963 â€“ June 30, 1967
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by Paul B. Fay (acting)
Succeeded by Charles F. Baird (acting)
Personal details
Born Paul Henry Nitze
(1907-01-16)January 16, 1907
Amherst, Massachusetts
Died October 19, 2004(2004-10-19) (aged 97)
Washington, D.C.
Spouse(s) Phyllis Pratt (1932–1987; her death)
Elisabeth Scott Porter (1993–2004; his death)
Alma mater Harvard University (A.B.)
Occupation government official, investment banker

We slow the progress of science today for all sorts of ethical reasons. Biomedicine could advance much faster if we abolished our rules on human experimentation in clinical trials, as Nazi researchers did.
Paul Nitze
One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting what one is trying to achieve.
Paul Nitze