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William Nelson Morell, was foreign trade association executive, government agency administrator. Decorated Order Brilliant Star Taiwan, Order Brilliant Star with Violet Grand Cordon; recipient Superior Achievement award, medal of merit Central Intelligence Agency, Exceptional Service medal Treasury Department, United States National Intelligence Distinguished Service award, Taiwan Economic Ministry medal.


Morell, William Nelson was born on July 13, 1920 in Takoma Park, Maryland, United States. Son of William N. and Louise (Cox) Morell.


Student College William and Mary, 1938-1940. Bachelor of Arts, George Washington University, 1942. Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1948.

Postgraduate American U., 1950-1951. Graduate National War College, 1956.


Junior economist Bureau Labor Statistics, 1941. Assistant to professor finance George Washington University, 1941. Member United States military mission to Moscow, 1944-1946.

Assistant professor Drexel Institute Technology, 1946-1948. Instructor University of Pennsylvania, 1947-1948. With Central Intelligence Agency, 1949-1968, staff member Office National Established, 1950-1952, managing director United States economics intelligence committee, 1955-1965, chairman, 1966-1967.

Chairman special study group National Security Council Planning Board, 1960. Economics counselor American embassy, Moscow, 1960-1961. Deputy assistant director office research and reports Central Intelligence Agency, 1962-1966, director Office Economics Research, 1966-1967, member United States economics defense advising committee, advising committee export policy, 1966-1967.

Lecturer on Communist economics, 1960-1968. Faculty National War College, 1968. Economics counselor Am.embassy, Taipei, Taiwan, 1968-1973.

Special assistant to secretary treasury 1973-1977. Treasury member United States Intelligence Board, 1973-1977. Managing director United States of America-Republic of China Economics Council, Crystal Lake, Illinois, 1977-1978, president, 1979-1990.

Consultant private firms, 1979-1993. Retired, 1994. consultant United States of America-China Economics Council, 1991. Author, lecturer on Taiwan economy.

Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.


Eucharistic minister Episcopalian church Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Artus, Economic Society (honorary).


Married Patricia Leonhard, April 3, 1943. 1 child, Lynn Noble.

William N. Morell,

Louise (Cox) Morell,

Patricia Leonhard

Lynn Noble Morell,