Miles Wedeman

Miles George Wedeman died of natural causes in Arlington Virginia on October 24, 2013. Born in Baltimore in 1923, Miles graduated from Swarthmore College in 1942 and at the age of 19 entered Harvard Law School. He soon left Harvard to join the US Navy as a lieutenant and served in the Pacific until 1946. After completing Harvard in 1948, he worked for the U.S. Navy Department and Ford Motor Company before joining the US Agency for International Development in 1963, where he served as Assistant Director of Africa Bureau, Deputy Director of the Mission in South Korea, Economic Attaché in Cambodia, Regional Director for West Africa, and finally as Mission Director in Syria. After retiring from AID, he served as Chief Administrative Officer of ICRASAT in India and then worked as consultant. He later volunteered at the White House during the Clinton Administration. His love of international travel never abated and in retirement he and his wife Martha continued to visit the far flung corners of the globe. For the last six years he was an active resident of the Falls Church Goodwin House, leading regular discussions on foreign affairs and hosting outside speakers. He is survived by his wife Martha, a daughter Sara, three sons Andrew, Benjamin, and Nicholas, and seven grandchildren. A reception honoring Miles will be held from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday December 14, 2013 at the Goodwin House, 3440 S. Jefferson St., Falls Church, VA.

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