Wednesday, 26 July 2017 16:13

Remembering Philip F. Dorman, Class of 1969

Philip F. Dorman, a WWII veteran, officer in the 94th Infantry Division, recipient of the Bronze Star, member of Allied Mission to Observe the Greek Elections, August 1946, Stanford University Graduate, 1948, Foreign Service Officer, Arbitrator, and graduate of National War College (1969), died on April 8, 2017, at the age of 99.

During WW II, Mr. Dorman was an aide to the Commanding General of the 94th Infantry Division, Major General Harry J. Malony, served in major campaigns, including the Battle of the Bulge, and participated in liberating the prisoner of war camps in Germany.

Upon graduating from Stanford University, as a Russian studies major, Mr. Dorman joined the Foreign Service. His first post was Moscow followed by London where he met and married his wife, Lesley Dorman. Additional posts included Cairo, Tehran, Lusaka, Khartoum and Bangkok. Mr. Dorman was the Embassy’s Chief USIA officer in Lusaka and Khartoum.

After retiring from the Foreign Service in 1976, Mr. Dorman became a public member of the State Department’s Grievance Board, and it’s Deputy Chairman, where he served for 10 years, then an Arbitrator in private practice until his retirement at age 90. Mr. Dorman lived in Washington, DC for almost 46 years and is survived by his sons, Mark and Tim Dorman who both reside in Virginia.


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