|Birth: ||Jun. 14, 1925|
|Death: ||Sep. 17, 2005|
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Richard Lawrence Callaghan, a government affairs executive, died in his residence in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17, 2005. Mr. Callaghan was born in Missoula, to Eugene Joseph and Carrie Mae Callaghan. The family moved to Helena, where Mr. Callaghan attended Cathedral High School and Helena High School. After his graduation from Helena High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with 94th Division in the European Theater during World War II.
After the war, he attended the University of Montana, where he met his future wife, Marcia MacDonald. They married in 1948 and moved to Washington, D.C. In the early 1950s, he became staff director for the Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, chaired by Sen. James E. Murray of Montana. He moved to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the early 1960s, where he was assistant administrator for legislative affairs. In 1967, he became vice president for government affairs at Western Union, where he remained until he retired in 1987.
He is survived by his wife, Marcia; son Brian, his wife, Maura, and their children, Elizabeth and Christopher, of Virginia; daughter Lisa and her husband, Clive Jerram, of Maryland; and brothers Dr. James P. of Missoula; Dr. William M. of Anaconda; and Robert A. of Virginia.
A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at Retz Funeral Home 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 9, 2006. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery.
Express condolences at http://www.legacy.com/HelenaIR/.
Published in the Helena Independent Record on 6/7/2006.
WORLD WAR II
Lewis and Clark County
Maintained by: Tricie Callaghan-Stover
Originally Created by: A Marine's Daughter
Record added: Jun 07, 2006
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