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Clary Thompson

Clary Thompson, American government official. Served from apprentice seaman to lieutenant commander, United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946.

Background

  • Thompson, Clary was born on September 30, 1912 in North Carolina, United States. Son of Edward Braxton and Newell (McDuffie) Thompson.

  • Education

    • Student Campbell College, Buie’s Creek, North Carolina, 1934-1936. Bachelor of Arts, Univercity North Carolina, 1938. Graduate National War College, 1957.

    Career

    • Editor, News Dispatch, Sanford, North Carolina, 1938. City editor Sanford (North Carolina) Herald, 1938-1939. Reporter, editorial writer Daily Times-News Burlington, North Carolina, 1939.

      Political reporter Winston-Salem (North Carolina) Journal, 1939-1942. Special consultant chief public information Department Army, 1948, special assistant secretary army, 1949. With foreign service research Department State, since 1951.

      Press attache American embassy, Tehran, 1951-1952. Assigned policy officer Greek, Turkish and Iranian desk, United States Information Agency, Washington, 1953, deputy assistant director for Near East, South Asia and Africa, Washington, 1953-1956. Public affairs officer, director United States Information Service, American embassy, Athens, Greece, 1957-1960, deputy assistant director United States Information Agency, Washington, since 1960.

    Works

    • Editor, News Dispatch, Sanford, North Carolina, 1938. City editor Sanford (North Carolina) Herald, 1938-1939. Reporter, editorial writer Daily Times-News Burlington, North Carolina, 1939.

      Political reporter Winston-Salem (North Carolina) Journal, 1939-1942. Special consultant chief public information Department Army, 1948, special assistant secretary army, 1949. With foreign service research Department State, since 1951.

      Press attache American embassy, Tehran, 1951-1952. Assigned policy officer Greek, Turkish and Iranian desk, United States Information Agency, Washington, 1953, deputy assistant director for Near East, South Asia and Africa, Washington, 1953-1956. Public affairs officer, director United States Information Service, American embassy, Athens, Greece, 1957-1960, deputy assistant director United States Information Agency, Washington, since 1960.

    Membership

    Served from apprentice seaman to lieutenant commander, United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946.

    Connections

    • Married Jessie Futrell, December 5, 1941. Children: Stephen Braxton, Richard Gregory, Laura Elizabeth.
    • father: Edward Braxton Thompson
    • mother: Newell (McDuffie) Thompson
    • spouse: Jessie Futrell
    • children: Stephen Braxton Thompson
    • Richard Gregory Thompson
    • Laura Elizabeth Thompson
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    Born September 30, 1912
    Died February 26, 1961
    (aged 48)
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