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Thaddeus Beal
United States
Under Secretary of the Army

In office
March 8, 1969 – September 21, 1971
Preceded by David E. McGiffert
Succeeded by Kenneth E. BeLieu
Personal details
Born March 22, 1917
Died May 2, 1981
Alma mater Yale University
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Navy
Years of service 1941-1945
Rank Lieutenant commander
Battles/wars World War II

Thaddeus R. Beal was the United States Under Secretary of the Army from March 8, 1969, through September 21, 1971.

Born March 22, 1917, in New York City, Beal graduated from The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut and received a B.A. degree from Yale University, 1939. He served in U.S. Naval Reserve attaining rank of lieutenant commander, 1941-1945. He received an LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School, 1947 and was admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1947. He associated with the law firm of Herrick, Smith, Donald, Farley and Ketchum of Boston, Massachusetts, as associate and later as partner, 1947-1956. He was president and chief executive officer, Harvard Trust Company of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1957-1969. He was active in business and community organizations in greater Boston area as trustee, Cambridge Savings Bank and Boston Personal Property Trust, director of Middlesex Mutual Insurance Company, member of Cambridge Redevelopment Authority, and trustee of Radcliffe College.

In 1972, after his term as Under Secretary of the Army ended, he resumed practice of law as a member of the firm of Herrick, Smith, Donald, Farley and Ketchum. He died May 2, 1981.[1]


Government offices
Preceded by
David E. McGiffert
United States Under Secretary of the Army
March 1969 – September 1971
Succeeded by
Kenneth E. BeLieu

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