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William Porter Durkee

William Porter Durkee, American lawyer, government official. Recipient Distinguished Civilian Service award Department Army, 1965, 66. Served with King’s Royal Rifle Corps British Army, 1941-1944.; Member State Bar California, Colorado Bar Association, Council on Foreign Relations, Celer et Audax (London, England.), Psi Upsilon, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

  • Durkee, William Porter was born on April 27, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of William Porter and Helen Chapman (Stookey) Durkee.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Dartmouth, 1941. Bachelor of Laws, Yale, 1947.

    Career

    • Bar: California bar 1949, Colorado bar 1949. Staff American embassy, London, England., 1943-1944. Partner Dunklee, Dunklee & Durkee, Denver, 1949-1982.

      Association director, executive director American Committee United Europe, 1950-1952. Consultant United States Government, 1952. Attache American embassy, Paris, France, 1955-1958, unites states department State, 1958-1961.

      Director federal assistance Office Civil Defense, Department Defense, 1961-1962, deputy assistant secretary defense, 1962-1964, director civil defense, 1964-1966. Vice president Europe, Free Europe, Inc. With responsibility for Radio Free Europe, 1967-1968, president, 1968-1975.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Served with King’s Royal Rifle Corps British Army, 1941-1944. Member State Bar California, Colorado Bar Association, Council on Foreign Relations, Celer et Audax (London, England.), Psi Upsilon, Phi Delta Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Dorcas Mary Dunklee, November 12, 1946. Children: William Porter, Mary Vaughan, Edward Chapman.
    • father: William Porter Durkee
    • mother: Helen Chapman (Stookey) Durkee
    • spouse: Dorcas Mary Dunklee
    • children: William Porter Durkee
    • Mary Vaughan Durkee
    • Edward Chapman Durkee
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    Born April 27, 1919
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