Henry S. Rowen was born on October 11, 1925, and died on November 12, 2015.
He was an American national security expert, economist, and an academician.
Henry was born in Boston in 1925. He attended M.I.T. and graduated with a bachelor’s in industrial management in 1949.
He went on to Oxford University and earned his master’s degree in economics in 1955.
Henry started his career as an economist for the RAND Corporation, a Santa Monica, California think-tank, where he worked between 1950 to 1953, and again between 1955-1960.
Between 1965 to 1966, Henry was the Assistant Director of the U.S. Bureau of the Budget.
From 1967 to 1972, he was the president of RAND Corporation.
From 1981 to 1983, Henry was the chairman of the National Intelligence Council.
Between 1989 to 1991, he served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs at the U.S. Department of Defense, under Dick Cheney.
From 2001 to 2004, Henry served on the Secretary of Defense Policy Advisory Board.
Between 2002-2003, Rowen chaired the United States Department of Energy’s Task Force on the Future of Science Programs.
On February 12, 2004, President Bush named Henry Rowen as a member of the Commission on Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction (the “WMD Commission”), a position that he held until 2005.
Since 1983, Henry has been a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
Henry research is currently focused on Asia’s rise in the technology sector.
Henry passed away at age 90 in November 2015.