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Foreign service officer

Grant Earl Mouser, III was American foreign service officer. Recipient Superior Service award Department State, 1977; recipient Meritorious Honor award Department State, 1980, Joint Service Commendation medal Department Defense, 1978.


III, Grant Earl Mouser, was born on July 11, 1923 in Marion, Ohio, United States. Son of Grant Earl M. and Hilda Kenyon (Gorham) Crenshaw.


Bachelor of Arts, Washington and Lee University, 1943;Juris Doctor, Washington and Lee University, 1948;student, Mannix Walker School Foreign Service, 1949-1950;student, United States Naval War College, 1966;student, Federal Executive Institute, 1973.


Vice consul American consulate general, Hamburg, West Germany, 1950-1953. Economic, commercial officer American embassy, Tehran, Iran, 1953-1956. Iranian desk officer Department State, Washington, 1957-1960.

Political officer American embassy, Bonn, West Germany, 1960-1965. Indian desk officer Department State, 1968-1970. Political officer American embassy, New Delhi, India, 1970-1973.

Foreign service inspector Department State, worldwide, 1973-1976. State Department representative Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia, 1977-1980. Consultant general American consulate general, Hamburg, West Germany, 1980-1985.

Exchange officer Department Defense, Washington, 1966-1968. Retired, 1985; diplomat in residence Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, from 1985. Visiting professor Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1976-1977.

Lecturer Old Dominion University, Norfolk, 1985-1986, William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1986-1993. Site interpreter Jamestown Rediscovery, since 1994. Director colonial capital branch, trustee APVA.


Board of directors World Affairs Council, Norfolk, 1977-1980. Vice chairman James City County Republican committee, 1991. Layman Bruton Parish Church, 1985-1993.

Servedto Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Sons of the American Revolution (president 1992), American Foreign Service Association, United States Naval Institute, Phi Gamma Delta.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: map collecting, book collection, tennis.


Married Lena Little, February 12, 1955. 1 son, Grant Earl IV.

Grant Earl M. Crenshaw

Hilda Kenyon (Gorham) Crenshaw

Lena Little