Charles Wilson

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Charles Erwin Wilson (July 18, 1890 – September 26, 1961), American businessman and politician, was United States Secretary of Defense from 1953 to 1957 under President Eisenhower. Known as "Engine Charlie", he previously worked as CEO for General Motors. In the wake of the Korean War, he cut the defense budget significantly. more »

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  • ''What's good for the country is good for General Motors, and vice versa.''
    Charles Wilson (1890-1961), U.S. industrialist, Secretary of Defense. usual version of statement by Wilson, head of General Motors Corporation, 1941-1...
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