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Komer, Robert Williamlocked

(23 Feb. 1922–9 Apr. 2000)
  • Frank L. Jones

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Komer, Robert William (23 Feb. 1922–9 Apr. 2000), national security strategist, federal government official, and presidential advisor, was born in Chicago but raised in Clayton, Missouri. He was the first of two children born to Nathan Adolph and Stella Deiches Komer. His father was president of a small manufacturing firm, Lockwoven Company, which specialized in burial garments and funeral supplies. As a child, Komer was precocious. Completing Clayton High School at sixteen, he entered Harvard after two years at Washington University in St. Louis. He was an outstanding student, graduating in ...

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