Log In

Walter George Held Edit Profile

business and public policy educator

Walter George Held was business and public policy educator. Recipient Meritorious Service award Aberdeen Proving Ground, 1956, Distinguished Service award Civil Service Commission, 1978.


Held, Walter George was born on October 11, 1920 in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Ezra and May Theresa (Leahy) Held.


AB, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1943. Master of Arts (teaching fellow 1948-1950), American University, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, American University, 1951.


Instructor political science, Bucknell U., 1946-1948;assistant professor public administration, American U., 1950-1952;supervisory auditor, organization and methods examiner, Office Chief Ordnance, Department Army, 1952-1954;deputy comptroller, Aberdeen (Maryland.) Proving Ground, 1954-1956;director government operations and expenditures program, United States Chamber of Commerce, 1956-1960;director business programs advanced study program, Brookings Institution, 1960-1970;director administration, then director advanced study program, Brookings Institution, 1971-1979;director Washington affairs, Standard Oil Corporation New Jersey, 1970-1971;professor business and public policy, director, Center Business and Public Policy, American U., Washington, 1979-1981; Adjunct Professor business and public policy, Center Business and Public Policy, American U., Washington, 1981-1984. Visiting professor College William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1968. Distinguished visiting professor public administration National Defense U. Industrial College Armed Forces, 1981-1982.

Consultant on business public policy, 1982-1987. Professorial lecturer George Washington University, 1953-1954, 57-70. National lecturer Nova U., 1981-1985.

Trustee Public Affairs Council Foundation, 1978-1982. Alumni advising committee College.Pub. and International Affairs, American U., 1981-1987. Academic adviser Bryce Harlow Foundation, since 1982.

Vice Chairman of Commission government relations American Assembly Collegiate Schools Business, 1977-1979. Member Washington policy council International Management and Development Institute, 1975-1987. Board advisers for Center for Study Administration, Nova U., 1978-1987.

Manager task force President's Personnel Mgmt.Project, 1978. Resource leader President's Management Intern Program, 1978-1979.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Decisionmaking in the Federal Government: The Wallace S. Sayre Model, 1979, Management Study Course on Government and Business, since 1967, review editions, 1968-1977, also articles.


Trustee Bucknell University, 1969-1974. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member National Academy Public Administration, American Society Public Administration, American Consortium for International Public Administration (advisory council 1987-1990), Business-Government Relations Council, Washington Representatives Research Group, General Alumni Association Bucknell University (president 1966-1967), Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha.

Clubs: Cosmos (Washington). Lodges: Masons.


Married Eleanor Parry, September 23, 1943. Children: Gale Ann, Suzanne Lee, Barbara Jeanne.

Ezra Held

May Theresa (Leahy) Held

Eleanor Parry

Gale Ann Held

Suzanne Lee Held

Barbara Jeanne Held