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Walter James Levy, German oil consultant. Recipient special plaque in grateful appreciation for invaluable contributor to welfare United States, Secretary State, 1968; decorated Dato Setia haila Jasa Sultan Brunei, 1968; Order of Taj Iran, 1969; honorary companion Order St. Michael and St. George, England; insignia of commander's cross Order of Merit Federal Republic of Germany, 1979; President's certificate of merit.


Levy, Walter James was born on March 21, 1911 in Hamburg, Germany. Son of Moses and Bertha (Lindenberger) Levy.


Student, University Heidelberg, 1929-1930;student, University Berlin, 1930-1931;student, University Kiel, 1931-1932.


Assistant to editor, Petroleum Press Bureau, London, England., 1936-1941;free lance economist, New York City, 1941-1942;chief petroleum section, Office of Strategic Services, Washington, 1942-1945;assistant office intelligence research, Department State, 1945-1948;consultant, also President committee foreign aid, Department State, 1948;chief oil branch, ECA, 1948-1949;consultant, ECA, 1949-1951. Economics consultant, since 1949, NSRB, 1950. President Materials Policy Commission, 1951.

Consultant policy planning staff Department State, 1952-1953, International Cooperation Administration, 1956-1957. Consultant office Under Secretary and Assistant Sections, 1960-1980, Office Civil and Def.Moblzn., 1960, European Economics Community, 1970. Foreign economics adviser Socony-Vacuum Oil Corporation, 1948.

Adviser to Mr. Harriman on mission to Iran, 1951. Petroleum adviser United States delegate Council Foreign Ministers meeting, 1947. Member United States delegate of Austrian Treaty Commission, 1947, State Department del.for oil discussions with United Kingdom, 1946, United States delegate trade discussion withSweden, 1945, United States world programming group on petroleum, 1945.

Member enemy oil committee Joint Chiefs Staff, 1943-1945. Oil adviser to special emissary of President Kennedy to President of Indonesia, 1963. Member advisory council to School Advanced International Studies Johns Hopkins University.


  • Other Work

    • Author (Oil Strategy and Politics, 1941-1981 1982). Contributor articles to professional publications.


Of Enemy Oil Committee under Jt. Chiefs of Staff 1942-1944. Advisory Council to School of Advanced Institute Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

Council on Foreign Relations Inc.


Married Augusta Sondheimer, April 11, 1942 (deceased). Children: Robert Alan (deceased), Susan Clementine.

Moses Levy

Bertha (Lindenberger) Levy

Augusta Sondheimer

Robert Alan Levy (deceased)

Susan Clementine Levy