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Biography

William P. (Bill) Clements, Jr. served under Presidents Nixon and Ford as the Deputy Secretary of Defense, from 1973-1977. As such, he was a regular participant in meetings of the National Security Council and other groups tasked with policy development and implementation.

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Briefing Books

The Briefing Books are a deeper look into a few of the topics Bill Clements worked on during his tenure as Deputy Secretary of Defense, with links to a select collection of archival documents. The Briefing Books are designed to allow users to focus on particular issues that may span a period of years.

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Oral Histories

The Oral History Project is a collection of interviews with top ranking government and military officials who worked with Bill Clements during his time at the Department of Defense.

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The collection of these documents and production of this website was made possible by the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. Peter O’Donnell, Jr.