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Francis John McNamara, American writer. Served to major United States Army, 1941-1946. Member Association Former Intelligence Officers.

Background

McNamara, Francis John was born on November 19, 1915 in Brooklyn. Son of Sylvester John and Adelia Ferris (French) McNamara.

Education

Bachelor, St. John's University, 1938. Master of Arts, Niagara University, 1939.

Career

Associate regional sales manager, United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration, Jehol & Hupeh Provinces, China, 1946-1947; editor, Counterattack, New York City, 1950-1954; director national security program, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Washington, 1954-1958; research analyst and consultant, House Committee on Un-American Activities, Washington, 1958-1961; dir research, House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1961-1962; staff director, House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1962-1969; executive secretary, Subversive Activities Control Board, Washington, 1970-1973; executive director, The Hale Foundation, Washington, 1981; vice chairman, Security and Intelligence Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, 1987-1990; senior fellow, Center for Intelligence Studies, Arlington, 1990-1993. Board directors Council for Defense of Freedom, Washington, 1952-1994. Board advisors Nathan Hale Institute, Washington, since 1983.

Senior consultant Defense Systemns, Inc., McLean, Virginia, 1987.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: United States Counterintelligence Today, 1985, Patterns of Communist Espionage, 1959. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Served to major United States Army, 1941-1946. Member Association Former Intelligence Officers.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, photography.

Connections

Married Katherine Elizabeth Foley, November 20, 1945. Children: Jane Marie, Ellen Elizabeth.

father:
Sylvester John McNamara

mother:
Adelia Ferris (French) McNamara

spouse:
Katherine Elizabeth Foley

children:
Jane Marie McNamara

Ellen Elizabeth McNamara