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George C. McGhee

AKA George Crews McGhee

Born: 1912
Birthplace: Waco, TX
Died: 4-Jul-2005
Location of death: Leesburg, VA [1]
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat, Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Germany, 1963-68

Military service: US Navy (WWII)

Worked as an oil industry geologist in the late 1930s. Discovered the West Tepetate oil field in Lake Charles, Louisiana, which made him a millionaire.


[1] Loudoun Hospital Center.

Father: (bank executive)
Wife: Cecilia DeGolyer McGhee (m. 1939, d. 2002)
Daughter: Marcia Carter
Daughter: Dorothy McGhee
Daughter: Bebek McGhee
Daughter: Valerie McGhee (d. 2000)
Son: Michael McGhee (d. 2003)
Son: George D. McGhee

    University: BA Geology, University of Oklahoma (1933)
    University: PhD, Queens College, Oxford University (1934-37)

    US Ambassador at Large (1968-69)
    US Ambassador to Germany (1963-68)
    US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1961-63)
    Counselor of the Department of State (1961)
    Director of Policy Planning (1961)
    US National Security Council Consultant (1961)
    US Ambassador to Turkey (1952-53)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs (1949-51)
    War Production Board
    Member of the Board of Mobil
    Member of the Board of TWA
    Member of the Board of Procter & Gamble
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Gore 2000
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Rhodes Scholarship (1934-37)
    Legion of Merit
    Cholecystectomy (26-Jan-1968)

Author of books:
Envoy to the Middle World (1969)
Diplomacy for the Future (1987)
At the Creation of a New Germany: From Adenauer to Brandt: An Ambassador's Account (1989)
The US-Turkish-Nato Middle East Connection: How the Truman Doctrine and Turkey's NATO entry contained the Soviets (1990)
Turkey and the Truman Doctrine, 1945-53: The United States Helps Turkey Join NATO and the West (1990)
International Community: A Goal for a New World Order (1992)
Life in Alanya: Turkish Delight (1992, memoir, with Cecilia McGhee)
Dance of the Billions: A Novel About Texas, Houston, and Oil (1993, novel)
On the Frontline in the Cold War: An Ambassador Reports (1997)
I Did It This Way: From Texas and Oil to Oxford, Diplomacy, and Corporate Boards (2001)
The Ambassador: True Diplomacy With Fictional Names, and Some Identified Fictional Deeds (2001)
Oxford Letters: The Transformation of a Texan as a Rhodes Scholar (2002)


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