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George C. McGhee

10 March 1912 - 4 July 2005

Dr. George Crews McGhee was born and raised in Waco, Texas. In 1933, he received his B.A. degree in Geology from the University of Oklahoma. He went on to study Philosophy at Oxford University, and in 1937 he received his Ph.D. degree.

In the 1930s, McGhee worked as an oil industry geologist, and he discovered the West Tepetate oil field in Lake Charles, Louisiana, which made him a millionaire. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. After the war, he went into government service, working as a diplomat. He went on to become the U.S. Ambassador to Turkey from 1952-1953, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 1961-1963, and U.S. Ambassador to West Germany from 1963-1968. He wrote several books about his experiences in diplomacy.

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