Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

 Profile of  Gordon Gray
Brief profile :
Assistant Secretary of the Army, 1947-1949
Secretary of the Army, 1949-1950
Special Assistant to the President, 1950
Director, Psychological Strategy Board, 1951
Personal Papers :  Gordon Gray Papers
Oral History : Gordon Gray
Online Photos: Gray photos
Biographical sketch :  
1909 (May 30) Born, Baltimore, Maryland
1930 A.B., University of North Carolina
1933 LL.B., Yale University
1934 Admitted to the New York bar
1935-1947 President and publisher of Piedmont Publishing Company, Winston-Salem Journal and Twin City Sentinel; also operator of radio station WSJS
1936 Admitted to the North Carolina bar
1938-1939 President, Young Democratic Clubs of North Carolina
1938-1942 Member, North Carolina State Senate
1942-1945 Served in U.S. Army
1946-1947 Member, North Carolina State Senate
1947-1949 Assistant Secretary of the Army
1949-1950 Secretary of the Army
1950 Special Assistant to the President
1950-1955 President, University of North Carolina
1951 Director, Psychological Strategy Board
1951 Chairman, Commission on the Financing of Hospital Care
1953-1954 Member, President's Committee on International Information Activities
1954 Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission's Personnel Security Board
1955-1957 Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs
1957-1958 Director, Office of Defense Mobilization
1958-1961 Special Assistant to the President, National Security Affairs
1961-1977 Member, Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
1961-1969 Chairman of the Board, Piedmont Publishing Company
1969-1975 Chairman of the Board, Triangle Broadcasting Company
1975-1982 Chairman of the Board, Summit Communications, Inc.
1982 (November 26) Died, Washington, D.C.