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Federal agency administrator , Automotive executive

Robert Thomas Griffin was American automotive executive, former federal agency administrator. Board directors Hamlet Citizens Association, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 1981-2008, John F. Kennedy Library., 1991-2008 (director emeritus). Served with United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1943-1946. Member American Society Public Administration, DAV Clubs: Washington Athletic, Columbia Country.

Background

Griffin, Robert Thomas was born on July 3, 1917 in Somerville, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Michael and Cecelia (Rourke) Griffin.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Boston College, 1939;Master of Arts in Public Adminstrn, Boston University, 1954;postgraduate, Harvard University Graduate School Public Administration, 1954-1955.

Career

Regional manager, War Assets Administration, 1946-1949;with, General Services Administration, Washington, 1950-1956, 58-80;special assistant to administrator, General Services Administration, 1961-1962;assistant administrator, General Services Administration, 1962-1970;assistant commissioner property management, General Services Administration, 1970-1973;special assistant to administrator for coordination, John F. Kennedy Library, 1973-1977;acting administrator, John F. Kennedy Library, since 1977;deputy administrator, General Services Administration, 1977-1978;senior advisor, President's Special Trade Republican, White House, 1977-1978;senior advisor to, Personal Republican of President to Middle East Negotiations, White House, 1978-1980. Staff executive to president Chrysler Corporation, since 1980. Director Van Pool Services, Inc.

Member President's Inflation Task Force, 1978-1979. Conferee White House Conference Natural Beauty, 1964, President's Federal Agency Task Force on Cost Reduction, 1965. Administrative consultant Government of Iran, 1956-1958.

Member President's Committee Minority Enterprise.

Membership

Board directors Hamlet Citizens Association, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 1981-2008, John F. Kennedy Library., 1991-2008 (director emeritus). Served with United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1943-1946. Member American Society Public Administration, DAV Clubs: Washington Athletic, Columbia Country.

Connections

Married Mary Ellen Mulcahy, September 10, 1960. Children: Mary Catherine, Christiane Marie, Justine Dufresne, Joseph Michael.

father:
Michael Griffin

mother:
Cecelia (Rourke) Griffin

spouse:
Mary Ellen Mulcahy

child:
Mary Catherine Griffin

child:
Christiane Marie Griffin

child:
Justine Dufresne Griffin

child:
Joseph Michael Griffin