McNamara, Robert

McNamara, Robert (Strange)

(1916–  ) businessman, public official; born in San Francisco. After air force service during World War II, he joined the Ford Motor Company, becoming its president in 1960. As secretary of defense (1961–67), he introduced private industry's cost-efficiency techniques to the Pentagon. He was also a principal spokesman for the Kennedy and Johnson administrations' policies in Vietnam, although he eventually resigned when he lost heart for President Johnson's pursuit of the war. As president of the World Bank (1968–81), he championed support for developing countries.
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Rosen, Barry Rosen, Femando Perez, Gavilan Greg Coote, James McNamara, Robert Lundberg.
McNamara, Robert Hartmann and Carrie Coward Bucher.
In addition to John Tyson, Jim Kever, Kevin McNamara, Robert Thurber, Brad Sauer, Barbara Tyson and Albert Zapanta were announced as board members.
Smith is already without Jackie McNamara, Robert Douglas, Nigel Quashie, Gary Naysmith, David McNamee, Garry O'Connor, Stevie Crawford, Neil McCann and Brian O'Neil through injury ( and Paul Hartley through suspension.
Jackie McNamara, Robert Douglas, Nigel Quashie, Gary Naysmith, David McNamee, Garry O'Connor, Stevie Crawford, Neil McCann, Brian O'Neil and Paul Hartley are all out, while Kenny Miller, Steven Pressley and Graham Alexander face fitness tests.
Neil Lennon, Bobo Balde, Jackie McNamara, Robert Douglas and Joos Valgaeren are looking to extend their stays.
Uncertainty over the future of John Hartson has been well documented but Bobo Balde, Jackie McNamara, Robert Douglas, Joos Valgaeren and Neil Lennon are also nearing the end of their deals.
Elizabeth Eves, Marianne McNamara, Robert Took and Peter Toon deliver like a well-trained sprint team.