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Former Army Secretary Stanley R. Resor dies at 94Stanley R. Resor, Army secretary for Johnson and Nixon during Vietnam War, dies at 94
WASHINGTON (AP) ' The secretary of the Army for six years during the Vietnam War, Stanley R. Resor (REE-zor), has died at the age of 94.
Resor died Tuesday at his home in Washington, D.C.
In July 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Resor as Army secretary. He continued in that position after President Richard M. Nixon's election in 1968. He left in 1971 and returned to his law practice with a New York City firm.
Resor was born in New York City in 1917. His father, Stanley B. Resor, was president of the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson.
Resor left Yale Law School to join the Army in 1942. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and the Silver Star and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel.
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