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John Dalton (1996)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana, Annapolis, Maryland

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-09-01

Duration: 00:24:35

Subjects: Dalton, John H. (John Howard), 1941- | Military | United States. Navy | Submarines (Ships) | United States Naval Academy | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Clinton, Bill, 1946- | Goldman, Sachs & Co.


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Dalton, John Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from September 1, 1996, features an interview with John Dalton conducted by Gus Weill. Dalton, a native of New Orleans, served as the United States Secretary of the Navy from 1993-1998. He discusses: the USS Louisiana submarine; his love of Louisiana; his time at the Naval Academy; marching in President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration and funeral procession; his early naval career; life on a submarine; his business career with Goldman Sachs; his work for President Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign and administration; his work with President Bill Clinton; public office; the position of Naval Secretary; the cheating scandal at the Naval Academy; leadership; the current state of the Navy; and his upcoming trip to Russia.