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Government official

Melvin William Searls,, American government official. Member of Army-Navy (Washington), Royal Asiatic Society, Rotary, Gymkhana Club (New Delhi), American, Marco Polo (Hong Kong), Ladies Recreation, Hong Kong Country, Shek-o Country.

Background

Searls,, Melvin William was born on June 24, 1935 in White Plains, New York, United States. Son of Melvin William and Corrie Vermilea (Prophet) Searls.

Education

Bachelor of Arts with honors, Williams College, 1957. Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1963.

Career

Marketing executive Esso, Cambodia, Vietnam, South Africa, Switzerland, Pakistan and Hong Kong, 1958-1975. Vice president National Council United States-China Trade, Washington, 1975-1977. Marketing director Esso Standard Oil, Hong Kong, 1977-1979.

Vice president Asian affairs Dravo Corporation, Hong Kong, 1979-1981. Commercial counselor United States Embassy, Beijing, People's Republic of China, 1981-1985. Deputy assistant secretary commerce for East Asia-Pacific, 1985-1988.

Commercial counselor United States Embassy, New Delhi, 1988-1990. Minister counselor commercial affairs, United States Embassy, Paris, 1990-1992. Minister counselor Commercial Affairs United States Embassy, Beijing, 1992^.

Director Dravo (H.K.), Ltd., Dravo (China), Inc. Chairman, ChinaComml. Relations Committee, Hong Kong, 1972.

Vice president Kiwanis Club of Hong Kong, 1973. President Hong Kong Little League, 1975. Vice president American Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong, 1979, 81.

Membership

Member of Army-Navy (Washington), Royal Asiatic Society, Rotary, Gymkhana Club (New Delhi), American, Marco Polo (Hong Kong), Ladies Recreation, Hong Kong Country, Shek-o Country.

Connections

Married Aurel Anderson Brown, August 31, 1957. Children: Neil Prophet, Mark Denison, Paul Murphy.

father:
Melvin William Searls

mother:
Corrie Vermilea (Prophet) Searls

spouse:
Aurel Anderson Brown

children:
Neil Prophet Searls,

Mark Denison Searls,

Paul Murphy Searls,