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journalist , Military officer

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.

Achievements

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

Works

  • Other Work

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

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.

father:
Edward Clement McGrath

mother:
Mary Elizabeth Boggie

spouses:
Eileen Patricia Walsh

Annette Bader Conners

children:
Edward McGrath

Patricia Papps McGrath

Peter McGrath

John McGrath

John Conners McGrath

Brian Conners McGrath

Charleen Lee McGrath

Kim Abt McGrath

Michael Conners McGrath

Laura Kern McGrath