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Foreign service officer

Orme Wilson, was American foreign service officer.


Wilson,, Orme was born on July 3, 1920 in New York City. Son of Orme and Alice (Borland) Wilson.


Student, St. Alban's School, Washington, 1929-1933;student, St. Mark's School, Southborough, Massachusetts, 1933-1938;Bachelor of Science cum laude, Harvard, 1942;Master of Arts, George Washington University, 1951;diploma, United States Air Force War College, 1965.


Junior pilot, Pan American World Airways, 1946-1947;Junior pilot, United States Army Map Service, 1950;joined, Foreign Service, 1950;vice consul Frankfurt am Main, Federal Republic Germany, 1951-1953;vice consul, Southampton, England, 1953-1954;2d secretary, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1958-1961;2nd then 1st secretary, Athens, Greece, 1961-1964;assigned, Washington, 1955-1957, 65-70;consul general, Zagreb, Yugoslavia, 1970-1974;adviser, United States Mission to United Nations, 1974-1977;political counselor, United States Mission to North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1977-1980. Board of directors Laurel Race Course, Laurel, Maryland., 1968-1984.


Trustee Bishop Rhinelander Foundation for Episcopal Chaplaincy Harvard University and Radcliffe College, 1967-1971, 76-78, 80-83, honorary, since 1987. Member advisory board visitors Mary Baldwin College, 1981-1990. President Friends of University Virginia Blandy Experimental Farm, 1983-1986, board directors, since 1983, treasurer, 1986-1987.

Board managers Seamen's Church Institute New York and New Jersey, since 1984. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Fellow American Geography Society.

Member United States Tennis Association (Prentice Cup committee), Thoroughbred Club American, Virginia Thoroughbred Association (board directors since 1982, treasurer 1983-1984, vice president 1984-1989, president since 1990), American Horse Council, International Lawn Tennis Club (New York City and Brussels), Harvard Club, Brook Club, Racquet and Tennis Club, (New York City), Metropolitan Club (Washington), Chevy Chase (Washington).


Married Mildred Eddy Dunn, February 16, 1950. Children: Marshall, Elsie Dunn, Orme III.

Orme Wilson,

Alice (Borland) Wilson,

Mildred Eddy Dunn

Marshall Wilson,

Elsie Dunn Wilson,

Orme III Wilson,