In Memory

Philip H Chadbourn Jr - Class Of 1935

Philip H Chadbourn Jr

Philip H. Chadbourn Jr., 83, a retired career Foreign Service officer, died of pneumonia March 29, 2000 in a hospital in San Diego. Mr. Chadbourn was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, to American parents. He grew up in Turkey, France, and California. In 1939, he graduated from Harvard University.

During World War II, he served in the Office of Strategic Services, parachuting into enemy-held territory in France. He joined the Foreign Service in 1948 and was posted in Calcutta;Frankfurt, Germany; Lyons, Nice and Paris in France; Laos; Burma; and Vietnam. His last post was in Marseilles, France, as consul general, where he retired in 1974. He was assigned in Washington between overseas postings. After his Foreign Service retirement, he resided in Monaco for several years as public relations director for Prince Rainier of Monaco. In 1987, he moved to San Diego. His marriage to Jacqueline Wilson ended in divorce. Survivors include two daughters, Claudia Chadbourn of San Diego and Cynthia James of Overland Park, Kansas; a stepdaughter, Zan Benham of Sarasota,Florida; and two grandsons.

The Washington Post, April 5, 2000