Perkins, George W. - from United States

ID: 14782
Organization: BBG
Country of meeting: NLD in the year 1954

Diplomat who served as Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs from 1949 to 1953 and as United States Permanent Representative to NATO from 1955 to 1957. In 1921 he married Linn Merck, daughter of George W. Merck. In 1925 his son George Walbridge Perkins III (1925–2008) was born. He worked at Merck & Co., Inc. from 1927 to 1948. In 1950, he successfully persuaded Congress to assist Josip Broz Tito in his defiance of the Stalin regime. Perkins died of a heart attack in Manhattan on January 11, 1960.

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