Son of Norwegian Immigrants, the late Nicolai and Margit B. Timenes,
Nic showed strong academic talents at the Taft School '56 (Watertown, CT) and Yale University "60, where he further completed an MS in Mathematics. Nic joined the Federal Government early in his career, where he served with distinction in several departments and agencies, including Departments of Interior, Energy and Defense, the Carter White House Staff, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and the Center for Naval Analysis (CNA). While on a CNA carrier study during the Vietnam War, Nic was severely injured and narrowly escaped death in a fire aboard the USS Oriskany. He retired in 1995 from OSD as the Principal Deputy Director for Military Personnel Policy.
Nic had a keen analytical mind and a wry with that served him well, both in the friendships he made and his record of successes throughout his government career. He loved backpacking in the Sierras, sailings the Chesapeake Bay, and was an avid model railroader.
He was a great friend and colleague, and is missed by all who knew him.
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