John C. Stetson
|United States Secretary of the Air Force|
April 6, 1977 – May 18, 1979
|Preceded by||James W. Plummer|
|Succeeded by||Hans Mark|
John Charles Stetson
September 6, 1920
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||August 1, 2007 (aged 86)|
Lake Forest, Illinois, U.S.
|Education||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS)|
Stetson received a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1943 and entered into the engineering trades. During World War II, he served as a communications officer with the U.S. Navy. After the war, he returned to engineering work before taking a consultancy position with Booz Allen Hamilton in 1951. Stetson became president of the Houston Post publishing company in 1963. At the time of his appointment as Secretary of the Air Force, he was the head of office products supplier A.B. Dick Company.