Melvin William Searls Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts with honors, Williams College, 1957. Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1963.
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.
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.
Married Aurel Anderson Brown, August 31, 1957. Children: Neil Prophet, Mark Denison, Paul Murphy.