James E. Webb

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When: 04 November 1966

James E. Webb served as the second Administrator for NASA from February 14, 1961, to October 7, 1968. Webb was born on October 7, 1906, in Tally Ho, North Carolina. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of North Carolina, he went on to serve as a pilot in the Marine Corps and later graduated from The George Washington University with a law degree. Webb worked in various positions on Capitol Hill until World War II when he re-entered the Marine Corps. After the war, Webb served as the executive assistant to the Under Secretary of the Treasury before he was appointed Director of the Bureau of the Budget in the Executive Office of the President. During the Truman Administration, Webb served as the Under Secretary of State until he joined the private sector in 1953. As Administrator, he guided the agency through the Apollo years. He retired in 1968 and served on many advisory boards. He died in 1992.

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