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Robert Yearington Grant, American Former government official. Recipient Department Army commendation for meritorious civilian service, 1951, Department State Meritorious Honor award, 1971, 73, Superior Honor award, 1977.


Grant, Robert Yearington was born in 1913 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Charles Ernst and Amy Jane (Mahon) Grant.


Bachelor of Science, University Washington, 1938. Postgraduate, University Washington, 1940.


Chief geologist, Cornucopia Gold Mines, Oregon, 1940-1941; chief mining and geology division, General Headquarters Supreme Commander Allied Powers, Japan, 1946-1951; assistant director for industry, Mutual Security Agency, Department State, Taiwan, 1952-1958; industry-transportation officer, Foreign Operations Administration, Indonesia, 1958-1962; industry officer, Agency for International Development, Ceylon-Guatemala, 1962-1963; deputy provincial director, Agency for International Development, Dacca, East Pakistan, 1964-1968; special assistant to director, Agency for International Development, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1968-1970; assistant director population and health, Agency for International Development, Islamabad, 1970-1973; chief Asia/Near East-N. Africa division, Office Population, Agency for International Development, Washington, 1974-1976; assistant director field services, Office Population, Agency for International Development, 1976-1977; retired, Office Population, Agency for International Development. Consultant population/family planning American Public Health Association, Egypt, Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia and Nepal, 1978-1980.


Served from Lieutenant lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1941-1945. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Geological Society American. Member American Geophysical Union, American Geological Institute, American Public Health Association, World Population Society, Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired, National Audubon Society (board directors 1987-1991), Seattle Audubon Society (president 1984-1986, board directors since 1980), Washington Environmental Council (board directors since 1995), Washington Athletic Club (Seattle).


Married Eleanor May Lewis, May 24, 1941.

Charles Ernst Grant

Amy Jane (Mahon) Grant

Eleanor May Lewis