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United States Secretary of Defense

Thomas Sovereign Gates,, former United States Secretary of Defense. Trustee Foxcroft School; life trustee University Pennsylvania Served as Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945; overseas. Member Academy Political Science, Council Foreign Relations, Navy League, Pennsylvania Society, Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, Phi Beta Kappa, numerous clubs.

Background

Gates,, Thomas Sovereign was born on April 10, 1906 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Thomas Sovereign and Marie (Rogers) Gates.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Pennsylvania, 1928. Doctor of Laws, University Pennsylvania.

Career

Associate with Drexel & Company, Philadelphia, 1928, partner, 1940-1953. President Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, 1961-1965, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 1965-1983. Under secretary Dept Navy, 1953—1957, secretary, 1957-1959.

Deputy secretary United States Department Defense, 1959, secretary, 1959—1961. Director General Electric Company, Scott Paper Company, Campbell Soup Company, Insurance Company North America, Smith, Kline & French Laboratories, Cities Service Company.

Membership

Trustee Foxcroft School. Life trustee University Pennsylvania Served as Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Overseas. Member Academy Political Science, Council Foreign Relations, Navy League, Pennsylvania Society, Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, Phi Beta Kappa, numerous clubs.

Connections

Married Millicent Anne Brengle, September 29, 1928. Children: Millicent Anne, Patricia S., Thomas S., Katharine Curtin.

father:
Thomas Sovereign Gates,

mother:
Marie (Rogers) Gates,

spouse:
Millicent Anne Brengle

children:
Millicent Anne Gates,

Patricia S. Gates,

Thomas S. Gates,

Katharine Curtin Gates,