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James Watkins

James WatkinsAKA James David Watkins

Born: 7-Mar-1927
Birthplace: Alhambra, CA
Died: 26-Jul-2012
Location of death: Alexandria, VA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of Energy, 1989-93

Military service: US Navy (1949-86, Adm.)

Father: Edward Watkins
Mother: Louise Ward
Wife: Sheila Jo McKinney (m. 1950, d. 1996, three daughters, three sons)
Daughter: Katherine (nurse)
Son: Charlie (engineer)
Daughter: Laura Jo
Daughter: Susan
Son: James, Jr.
Son: Edward
Wife: Janet McDonough (until his death)

    University: BS, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD (1949)
    University: MS Mechanical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School (1958)

    US Secretary of Energy (1989-93)
    US Official Chairman, President's Commission on the HIV Epidemic (1987-88)
    Chief of Naval Operations (1982-86)
    Commander-in-Chief, US Pacific Fleet (1981-82)
    Vice Chief of Naval Operations (1979-81)
    Member of the Board of Southern California Edison
    Member of the Board of VESTAR, Inc.
    Alfalfa Club 1983
    Carnegie Corporation Trustee (1993-98)
    George W. Bush for President
    John Carroll Society Honorary Member
    John McCain 2008
    Knights of Malta 1983
    US Naval Academy Alumni Association
    Bronze Star with combat V
    Distinguished Service Medal
    Legion of Merit (three)

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