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William Steen Gaud

William Steen Gaud, American association executive. Decorated Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster; Order British Empire. Served from captain to colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1945.


  • Gaud, William Steen was born on August 9, 1907 in New York City. Son of William S. and Isabel Cleland (Williams) Gaud.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1929, Bachelor of Laws, 1931.


    • 1 daughter, Anne Timothy. Instructor Yale Law School, 1931-1933. Practiced law, New York City, 1933-1935.

      Assistant Corporate Counsel, New York City, 1935-1941. Special assistant to secretary war, 1945-1946. Member of law firm Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, 1946-1961.

      Assistant administrator Bureau for Near East and S. Asia, Agency for International Development, Department State, 1961-1964, deputy administrator Agency for International Development, 1964-1966, administrator, 1966-1969. Executive vice president International Finance Corporation, Washington, 1969-1974. Consultant World Bank Group, 1974-1976.

      Nat. chairman Population Crisis Committee, 1976-1977.


    Served from captain to colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1945.


    • Married Eleanor Mason Smith, June 1, 1935.
    • father: William S. Gaud
    • mother: Isabel Cleland (Williams) Gaud
    • spouse: Eleanor Mason Smith
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    Born August 9, 1907
    Died December 4, 1977
    (aged 70)