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0671. William Granville Meader (1918 - ) Gender: M
Born: 1918

0671. William Granville Meader (1918 - )
William Granville Meader, son of William Granville Meader (1883-1955) [0589] and Charlotte Hemenway (b.1881), was born in Providence, RI on March 12, 1918. He attended Moses Brown School and Vermont Academy, Saxtons River, VT, from which he was graduated in 1935. He then went to Brown University for a year and was graduated from Middlebury College in the Class of 1940. He received his Master's degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1942 and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1951.
He served as an enlisted man in the Second World War from 1943 to 1946, receiving his discharge in Zama, Japan. He then served from 1951-1954 in the Korean War as a lieutenant and captain. He was trained by the Army as a linguist in Japanese and Chinese Mandarin, which he used in Japan and Korea during his service.
From 1948 to 1951 he was an instructor at Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA.
From 1955 to 1967 he was with the foreign service, with the U. S. Information Agency and the Department of State. His overseas posts included Beirut, Lebanon; Rabat, Morocco and Isfahan, Iran. He was author of volumes on Shakespeare, the arts, and this genealogy.
He married:

1) Audrey Hope Wouters June 27, 1941 at Maplewood, NJ. She was born October 31, 1919 the daughter of Adolph Wouters and Lillian Huebner. She was a graduate of Middlebury College. They were divorced in 1963.

The children of William Meader and Audrey Wouters were:

0691 i. Susan Meader, born March 31, 1942 in Oakland, CA.
0692 ii. Jonathan Grant Meader, born August 29, 1943 in East Orange, NJ.
0693 iii. Robin Meader, born September 29, 1948 in Washington, PA.
0694 iv. Alison Meader, born September 21, 1950 in Washington, PA.
2) Jean Marianne Haeske December 31, 1964. She was born October 1, 1940 the daughter of Ernst Haeske and Martha Grund. She was graduated from the University of Michigan in 1962 and became a Foreign Service Officer of the Department of State. She was later graduated from Columbia University School of Law with the J.D. degree, Class of 1972. After that she was employed by the New York firm of Chadbourne, Parke, Whiteside and Wolff.