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John Gibbs Connell,, American former government official. Recipient Army Exceptional Civilian Service medal, 1973, 75, 79, 40-Year certified of service award, 1975, Meritorious Civilian Service award, 1977, sculpture award Faculty-Student Show, Art League, Alexandria, Virginia, 1982, 89; honorable mention for sculpture Young at Art Exhibition, 1991, honorable mention, 1992, 93.


Connell,, John Gibbs was born on September 26, 1914 in Atlanta. Son of John Gibbs and Vena Estelle (Turner) Connell.


Associate of Arts, George Washington University, 1948; AB, George Washington University, 1952.


With, United States Civil Service Commission, 1935-1938; With, United States Housing Authority, 1938-1940; with, War Department and Army Department, 1940-1979; personnel manager, Office of Secretary Army, 1942-1954; assistant for security and personnel, Office of Secretary Army, 1954-1962; deputy administrative assistant to secretary army, Office of Secretary Army, 1962-1966; administrative assistant to secretary army, Office of Secretary Army, 1966-1979. Chairman Army Security Screening Board, 1953-1966. Principal administrative officer Army Loyalty-Security Program, 1950-1979.

Member Army Board Correction Mil.Records, 1947-1962. Army Department representative interdepartmental commission to study government employee security programs for President Truman, 1951-1952. Army representative Executive Officers Group, 1968-1979.

Member Department Defense Concessions Committee, 1966-1979. Army representative Federal Executive Board, 1969-1979. Member of advisory committee National Archives and Records Service, 1973.


Board directors Army-Air Force Civilian Welfare Fund, Youth Development Institute Served to Second lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. 1st lieutenant Office of Strategic Services, 1945-1946. Major Military Intelligence Army Reserve.

Member of Office of Strategic Services Society, Sculptor, Council Former Federal Executives, National Association Retired Federal Employees, Federal Senior Executive Service (charter), Art League of Alexandria, Sigma Nu.


Married Bernice E. Siewerdsen, October 2, 1941 (deceased June 2001). Children: Sharon Elaine, Candace Anne.

John Gibbs Connell,

Vena Estelle (Turner) Connell,

Bernice E. Siewerdsen

Candace Anne Connell,

Sharon Elaine Connell,