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William Griffin Arey, American Former government official ( govt: agency administration, Retired)former government official. Recipient Silver medal Commerce Department, 1973. Served to First lieutenant United States Army Air Corps, 1942-1945.; Member Public Relations Society American, International Union Official Travel Orgns. (vice president), Pacific Area Travel Association (director), Sigma Nu.; Clubs:National Press, Cosmos, Rotary.

Background

Arey,, William Griffin was born on February 18, 1918 in Shelby, North Carolina, United States. Son of William Griffin and Catherine (Roberts) Arey.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1939.

Career

; children— William Griffin III, John G. C. Married Jean Getman, July 13, 1991. Publisher, editor Cleveland Times Public Company, Shelby, 1941-1948.

Public affairs officer State Department, Bogota, Colombia, 1948-1951, Panama, Republic Panama, 1951-1953. Public relations officer Panama Canal Company, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone, 1954-1962. With United States Travel Service, Commerce Department, Washington, 1963-1976, director travel promotion, 1963-1967, deputy director, 1967-1970, Executive officer, 1970-1973, executive director, 1973-1976.

Assistant executive vice president National Trust History Preservation, 1976-1981, corporate secretary, 1981-1983, retired, 1987.

Religion

The Covenant is a big challenge to everybody. If God is committed to human race, anyone has to be prepared to accept that as reality and make a commitment in return.

Politics

People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.

Views

Church decisions should be made as openly as possible, giving opportunities for all to contribute. It is important for all views to be heard and taken seriously, especially where Christians disagree.

Membership

Served to First lieutenant United States Army Air Corps, 1942-1945. Member Public Relations Society American, International Union Official Travel Orgns. (vice president), Pacific Area Travel Association (director), Sigma Nu.

Clubs:National Press, Cosmos, Rotary.

Connections

Married Louise Turner Craft, March 7, 1942 (deceased 1988). Children: William Griffin III, John G. C. Married Jean Getman, July 13, 1991.

father:
William Griffin Arey,

mother:
Catherine (Roberts) Arey,

spouses:
Louise Turner Craft

Jean Getman

children:
William Griffin III Arey,

John G. C. Arey,