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Harry C. McPherson

Harry C. McPhersonAKA Harry C. McPherson, Jr.

Born: 22-Aug-1929
Birthplace: Tyler, TX
Died: 16-Feb-2012
Location of death: Bethesda, MD
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Attorney
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: White House Counsel to Johnson

Military service: USAF (intelligence officer)

Father: Harry McPherson
Mother: Nan Hight
Wife: Clayton Read (m. 1952, div.)
Daughter: Coco
Son: Peter
Wife: Mary Patricia DeGroot (m. 1981, until his death, one son)
Son: Samuel

    University: Southern Methodist University
    University: BA, University of the South (1949)
    University: Literature, Columbia University (1949-50)
    Law School: LLB, University of Texas (1956)

    DLA Piper Senior Counsel (2002-)
    Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand Partner (1969-2002)
    US Official US Base Closure and Realignment Commission (1993)
    US Official President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island (1979)
    White House Counsel (1965-69)
    US State Department Asst. Secy. for Educational & Cultural Affairs (1964-65)
    US Official Deputy Under Secy. for International Affairs, Army Dept. (1963-64)
    Congressional Staff General Counsel, Democratic Policy Committee, US Senate (1961-63)
    Congressional Staff Asso. General Counsel, Democratic Policy Committee, US Senate (1959-61)
    Congressional Staff Asst. General Counsel, Democratic Policy Committee, US Senate (1956-59)
    State Bar of Texas 1955
    District of Columbia Bar
    CHF International Trustee
    Council on Foreign Relations Board of Directors (1974-77)
    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Trustee (1969-74)
    Kennedy Center General Counsel (1976-91)
    Kennedy Center Vice Chairman (past)
    Federal City Council President (1983-88)
    Economic Club of Washington, DC President (1992-99)
    Effective Government Committee
    Elizabeth Dole for President
    Gephardt for President
    Gore 2000
    John Kerry for President
    National Leadership PAC
    New Leadership for America PAC

Author of books:
A Political Education: A Journal of Life with Senators, Generals, Cabinet Members and Presidents (1972, memoir)


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