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Clary Thompson

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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