James V. Forrestal, Class of 1915

Elisabeth Gordon, American, 1913–2006

James V. Forrestal, Class of 1915, ca. 1958

Bronze
Princeton University
PP364

Voted "Most Likely to Succeed" by his senior class, Princeton alumnus James V. Forrestal, Class of 1915, became the nation's first Secretary of Defense and oversaw the unification of the U.S. military departments. This bronze was originally commissioned for an aircraft carrier that bore his name.