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Friday March 28, 2014 MYT 12:31:19 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - James Schlesinger, who served three U.S. presidents - Republican and Democrat alike - in the top posts at the CIA, Pentagon and Energy Department, died on Thursday at age 85.
A serious thinker on national security and an executive determined to get things done, Schlesinger headed the Defense Department under Republicans at a time of major change and then, as its first secretary, established the Energy Department from scratch under Democrat Jimmy Carter.
He died at a hospital in Baltimore, and the cause of death was complications from pneumonia, a U.S. official said.
(Reporting by Will Dunham)
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