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Edward Gerard McGrath

Edward Gerard McGrath was American military officer, journalist. Achievements include invented cryptographic code for United States subs in wolf pack attack World War World War II. Captain United States Navy, 1942-1946, PTO, 1950-1952, 68-82. Member Retired Officers Association, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, New York Yacht Club.

Background

  • McGrath, Edward Gerard was born on May 26, 1921 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward Clement McGrath and Mary Elizabeth Boggie.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Boston College, 1942.

    Career

    • Reporter, photographer Portsmouth Herald, New Hampshire, 1948-1949. Feature writer, news editor Boston Post, 1949-1955. Columnist, foreign correspondent, editorial writer Boston Globe, 1955-1968.

      Chief information Allied Forces North Atlantic Treaty Organization Southern Europe, Naples, Italy, 1968-1972. Editor-in-chief Stars and Stripes Europe, Darmstadt, Germany, 1972-1975. Assistant chief information United States Navy, Washington, 1975-1977.

      Chief information North Atlantic Treaty Organization Supreme Allied Command Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, 1977-1980. Speaker-consultant in field. Westbury, New York, since 1982.

      Public relations director Deaconess Hospital, Boston, 1956-1965. New England correspondent Newsweek, New York City, 1963-1967. News panelist Public Broadcasting, Boston, 1964.

      Lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include invented cryptographic code for United States subs in wolf pack attack World War World War II.

    Works

    • Author syndicated articles North America Newspaper Alliance, 1956-1960.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Captain United States Navy, 1942-1946, PTO, 1950-1952, 68-82. Member Retired Officers Association, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, New York Yacht Club.

    Connections

    • Married Eileen Patricia Walsh, March 3, 1945 (deceased June 1979). Children: Edward, Patricia Papps, Peter, John. Married Annette Bader Conners, June 20, 1981.

      Stepchildren: John Conners, Brian Conners, Charleen Lee, Kim Abt, Michael Conners, Laura Kern.
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    • 1942
      Boston College
    • 1948 - 1949
      Reporter
      New Hampshire, United States
    • 1949 - 1955
      feature writer
    • 1955 - 1968
      columnist
    • 1968 - 1972
      chief information Allied Forces North Atlantic Treaty Organization Southern Europe
      Naples, Florida, United States
    • 1972 - 1975
      editor-in-chief Stars and Stripes Europe
      Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany, Hessen, Germany, Germany
    • 1975 - 1977
      assistant, chief information United States Navy
      Washington, United States
    • 1977 - 1980
      chief information North Atlantic Treaty Organization Supreme Allied Command Atlantic
      Norfolk, United Kingdom
    • 1982
      speaker-consultant in field Westbury
      New York, United States
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