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George Kilpatrick Tanham

George Kilpatrick Tanham was American research and development company executive.


  • Tanham, George Kilpatrick was born on February 23, 1922 in Englewood, New Jersey, United States. Son of Francis Thomas and Irene (Kilpatrick) Tanham.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Princeton University, 1943. Master of Arts, Stanford University, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1951.


    • Associate professor, master student houses California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1947-1955. Research staff Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, California, 1955-1958, deputy to vice president Washington, 1958-1964, 65-68, vice president, trustee, 1971-1982, senior researcher, 1982-1987, consultant, from 1987. Associate director Agency for International Development, Saigon, Vietnam, 1964-1965.

      Minister counsellor United States Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand, 1968-1970. Consultant Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia. Lecturer in field.


    • The Indian Air Force: Trends and Prospects
    • Reviews the development of the independent Indian Air Force, analyzing its role in the series of conflicts that India has been engaged in since its independence, and discussing some of the doctrinal issues that these conflicts have illuminated.


    Board visitors Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University Kentucky, 1985-1995, University Pittsburgh, 1982-1992. Board directors Ethics and Public Policy Center, 1988-1998. Advisory trustee Rand Corporation, since 1988.

    Served with United States Army, World World War II. Member Council Foreign Relations, Cosmos Club, Special Forces Club (London), India International Center (New Delhi).



    Music, travel, gardening, sports.


    • Married Mary Finch, 1958 (divorced 1962). Married Barbara Hunt, May 27, 1966 (divorced 1989). Children: George K., Gerald Francis, Helen Tanham Woods, Barbara Tanham Stampora, Maedi Carney, Ruth Tanham Marshall, Ramsey.

      Married Kathleen Van Wyck, October 27, 1989.
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    Born February 23, 1922
    Died March 29, 2003
    (aged 81)
    • 1943
      Princeton University
    • 1947
      Stanford University
    • 1951
      Stanford University
    • 1947 - 1955
      Associate, master student houses California Institute
      Pasadena, California, United States
    • 1947 - 1955
      Technology, master student houses California Institute
      Pasadena, California, United States
    • 1955 - 1958
      research staff Rand Corporation
      Santa Monica, California, United States
    • 1964 - 1965
      associate, director Agency for International Development
      Saigon, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    • 1968 - 1970
      minister counsel, lor United States Embassy
      Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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