Parents: George Chapman and Gertrude May (Wheeler) Thayer.
Husband of Cynthia (Dunn) Cochrane Thayer. Married: March 27, 1950.
U.S. Vice Consul in Moscow, 1937, 1940; Berlin, 1937-38; Hamburg, 1939-40; Kabul, 1943; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; head of the State Department's international broadcasting division, including the "Voice of America", 1947-49; U.S. Consul General in Munich, 1952-53.
He was fluent in Russian, French, German, Spanish, Serbian, Italian, Bulgarian, Slovene, and Persian.
Cynthia Lousia Dunn Thayer
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