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Walter J. P. Curley

AKA Walter Joseph Patrick Curley, Jr.

Born: 17-Sep-1922
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Died: 2-Jun-2016
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to France, 1989-93

Military service: USMC (1943-46, Capt.)

Formed the venture capital firm W. J. P. Curley in 1978.

Father: Walter Joseph Patrick Curley
Mother: Marguerite Cowan
Wife: Mary Taylor Walton (m. 8-Dec-1948, three sons, one daughter)
Son: Walter Joseph Patrick Curley III
Daughter: Margaret Cowan Wiles
Son: John Walton Curley (b. 1953, d. 2003)
Son: James Mellon Curley (d.)

    High School: Phillips Academy Andover (1940)
    University: BA, Yale University (1944)
    University: University of Oslo, Norway (1947)
    University: MBA, Harvard Business School (1948)

    US Ambassador to France (1989-93)
    US Ambassador to Ireland (1975-77)
    New York City Official Commissioner of Public Events & Chief of Protocol (1973-74)
    J. H. Whitney & Company Partner (1958-75)
    Caltex (1948-57)
    Sotheby's Chairman, International Advisory Board
    Member of the Board of Bank of Ireland
    Member of the Board of Crane
    Member of the Board of New York Life
    Member of the Board of Fiduciary Trust Company International
    Member of the Board of Paribas Bank
    Member of the Board of Fairchild Camera and Instrument Co.
    The New Yorker Board member
    New York Public Library Trustee (past)
    French-American Foundation President (past)
    Bush-Cheney 2000
    Council of American Ambassadors
    Council on Foreign Relations
    George W. Bush for President
    George Bush Presidential Library Trustee
    French Legion of Honor
    Mellon Family

Author of books:
Monarchs-in-Waiting (1973, nonfiction)
Vanishing Kingdoms: The Irish Chiefs and Their Families (2004, nonfiction)

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