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research and development company executive

George Kilpatrick Tanham was American research and development company executive.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Works

Membership

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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, travel, gardening, sports.

Connections

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.

father:
Francis Thomas Tanham

mother:
Irene (Kilpatrick) Tanham

spouse:
Mary Finch

spouse:
Barbara Hunt

spouse:
Kathleen Van Wyck

child:
George K. Tanham

child:
Gerald Francis Tanham

child:
Helen Tanham Woods Tanham

child:
Barbara Tanham Stampora Tanham

child:
Maedi Carney Tanham

child:
Ruth Tanham Marshall Tanham

child:
Ramsey Tanham