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William Porter Durkee

lawyer , government official.

William Porter Durkee, American lawyer, government official. Recipient Distinguished Civilian Service award Department Army, 1965, 66. Served with King’s Royal Rifle Corps British Army, 1941-1944.; Member State Bar California, Colorado Bar Association, Council on Foreign Relations, Celer et Audax (London, England.), Psi Upsilon, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

Durkee, William Porter was born on April 27, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of William Porter and Helen Chapman (Stookey) Durkee.

Education

Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Dartmouth, 1941. Bachelor of Laws, Yale, 1947.

Career

Bar: California bar 1949, Colorado bar 1949. Staff American embassy, London, England., 1943-1944. Partner Dunklee, Dunklee & Durkee, Denver, 1949-1982.

Association director, executive director American Committee United Europe, 1950-1952. Consultant United States Government, 1952. Attache American embassy, Paris, France, 1955-1958, unites states department State, 1958-1961.

Director federal assistance Office Civil Defense, Department Defense, 1961-1962, deputy assistant secretary defense, 1962-1964, director civil defense, 1964-1966. Vice president Europe, Free Europe, Inc. With responsibility for Radio Free Europe, 1967-1968, president, 1968-1975.

Membership

Served with King’s Royal Rifle Corps British Army, 1941-1944. Member State Bar California, Colorado Bar Association, Council on Foreign Relations, Celer et Audax (London, England.), Psi Upsilon, Phi Delta Phi.

Connections

Married Dorcas Mary Dunklee, November 12, 1946. Children: William Porter, Mary Vaughan, Edward Chapman.

father:
William Porter Durkee

mother:
Helen Chapman (Stookey) Durkee

spouse:
Dorcas Mary Dunklee

children:
William Porter Durkee

Mary Vaughan Durkee

Edward Chapman Durkee