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George Walbridge Perkins

George Walbridge Perkins, American executive, adminster. Awarded Legion of Merit. Served as private, regimental supply sergeant, Second lieutenant, Field Artillery, 1st Division, United States Army, American Expeditionary Force, Army of Occupation, 1917-1919. Colonel, Chemical Warfare Service, United States Army, 1942-1945; Member Palisades Interstate Park Commission, since 1922, president, since 1945.

Background

  • Perkins, George Walbridge was born on May 2, 1895 in Riverdale-on-Hudson, New York, United States. Son of George Walbridge and Eveline (Ball) Perkins.

  • Education

    • Student Hill School, 1910-1913. Bachelor of Letters, Princeton University, 1917, Doctor of Laws, 1957. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1921.

    Career

    • Secretary Princeton Endowment Fund Committee, 1919-1920. Executor George Walbridge Perkins Estate since 1920. Executive secretary to Postmaster General Hays, Washington, 1921-1922.

      Assistant treasurer Republican State Committee, 1922. Executive vice-president, director Merck & Company, Inc., 1927-1948, treasurer, 1927-June 1947, now member of the board of directors. Chief industries div.

      E.C.A., Paris, July 1948-August 1949. Assistant secretary of state for European affairs, 1949-1953. United States permanent representative N. Atlantic Council and Organisation European Economics Cooperation, rank of ambassador, 1955-1957.

      Director various corporations Director of American Council on North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1957.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Served as private, regimental supply sergeant, Second lieutenant, Field Artillery, 1st Division, United States Army, American Expeditionary Force, Army of Occupation, 1917-1919. Colonel, Chemical Warfare Service, United States Army, 1942-1945. Member Palisades Interstate Park Commission, since 1922, president, since 1945.

    Clubs: University, Union League, Princeton, City, National Republican, Down Town Association, Century Association, Knickerbocker (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Katharine Trowbridge, June 19, 1917 (died 1918). Married second, Linn Merck, December 17, 1921. Children: Penelope, George Walbridge, Junior.
    • father: George Walbridge Perkins
    • mother: Eveline (Ball) Perkins
    • spouses: Katharine Trowbridge
    • Linn Merck
    • children: Penelope Perkins
    • George Walbridge Perkins
    • Jr Perkins
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    Born March 2, 1895
    Died January, 1960
    (aged 64)
    Nationality

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