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columnist

Cord Meyer, American columnist. Decorated Bronze star United States Marine Corps, Guam, 1945, Purple Heart, United States Marine Corps, Guam, 1945, Presidential citation United States Marine Corps, Guam, 1945, three Distinguished Intelligence medals Central Intelligence Agency, Washington.

Background

Meyer, Cord was born on November 10, 1920 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Cord and Katharine (Thaw) Meyer.

Education

Bachelor summa cum laude, Yale University, 1942; postgraduate, Harvard University, 1946-1947, 49-51.

Career

Special assistant to H. Stassen, United States Delaware to Founding Conference of United Nations, San Francisco, 1945; president, United World Federalists, New York City, 1947-1949; with, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, 1951-1977; assistant deputy director for operations, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, 1967-1973; station chief, Central Intelligence Agency, London, 1973-1976; columnist, Washington, since 1978.

Works

Membership

President United World Federalists, New York, 1947-1949. Captain United States Marine Corps, 1942-1945. Member Council on Foreign Relations, Washington Institute on Foreign Affairs, Metropolitan Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, trout fishing.

Connections

Married Mary Pinchot, April 19, 1945 (divorced July 1958). Children: Quentin, Mark. Married Mary Starke Patteson, January 8, 1966.

father:
Cord Meyer

mother:
Katharine (Thaw) Meyer

spouses:
Mary Pinchot

Mary Starke Patteson

children:
Mark Meyer

Quentin Meyer