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Government official

James Selden Lay,, American government official. Decorated Legion of Merit; Order British Empire; recipient Career Service award National Civil Service League, 1964, Distinguished Intelligence medal Central Intelligence Agency. Secretary joint intelligence committee Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, 1943-1945; member school board, Falls Church, Virginia, 1949-1951, 61-64. Officer Army of the United States, 1941-1945.

Background

Lay,, James Selden was born on August 24, 1911 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of James Selden and Lillian Lee (Lockhart) Lay.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Virginia Military Institute, 1933; Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1935.

Career

Assistant to general sales manager, Virginia Electric & Power Company, Richmond, 1935-1937; assistant to vice president, Stone & Webster Svc. Corporation, New York City, 1937-1939; sales manager, Hagerstown (Maryland.) Gas Company, 1939-1941; management analyst, unites states department State, Washington, 1945; secretary, National Intelligence Authority, 1946; division chief, Center Intelligence Group, 1947; assistant executive secretary, National Security Council, 1947-1950; executive secretary, National Security Council, 1950-1961; deputy assistant to director, National Security Council, 1962-1971; consultant, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, 1971-1987.

Membership

Secretary joint intelligence committee Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, 1943-1945. Member school board, Falls Church, Virginia, 1949-1951, 61-64. Officer Army of the United States, 1941-1945.

Connections

Married Emily Graham Miller, February 27, 1937. Children: Carolyn Miller (Mistress William J. Dowd), Patricia Lockhart (Mistress Edward C. Dorsey), Emily Graham (Mistress Paul I. O'Connell).

father:
James Selden Lay,

mother:
Lillian Lee (Lockhart) Lay,

spouse:
Emily Graham Miller

children:
Patricia Lockhart Lay, (Mistress Edward C. Dorsey)

Emily Graham Lay, (Mistress Paul I. O'Connell)

Carolyn Miller Lay, (Mistress William J. Dowd)