Frank Pace Jr.

FRANK PACE, JR., was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on 5 July 1912; attended local schools and then the Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania; graduated from Princeton University, 1933; received a new degree from Harvard University, 1936; was admitted to the Arkansas bar and practiced law there, 1936–1942; was assistant district attorney of the Twelfth Judicial District, 1936–1938; was general attorney, Arkansas Revenue Department, 1938–1940; married Margaret Janney, 1940; entered the Army as a second lieutenant, 1942; served in the Air Transport Command, Army Air Corps, and emerged as a major, 1945; was a special assistant to the Attorney General, U.S. Taxation Division, 1946; was executive assistant to the Postmaster General, 1946–1948; was assistant director, 1948, then director, 1949–1950, of the Bureau of the Budget; served as Secretary of the Army, 12 April 1950–20 January 1953; executed the structural and functional changes mandated by the Army Organization Act of 1950 and headed the Army during the Korean War, 1950–1953; implemented policies to broaden the Army’s utilization of Negro manpower; elevated research and development to the Deputy Chief of Staff level; was chairman of the Defense Ministers Conference, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), 1950; was chairman of the American Council of NATO, 1957–1960; was vice chairman, President’s Commission on National Goals, 1959–1960; was a member of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, 1961–1973; was chairman of the board, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1968–1972; was a member and past president of the National Institute of Social Sciences and a member of the Brookings Institution; died in Greenwich, Connecticut, on 8 January 1988.

The Artist

Germain Green Glidden (1913– ), portraitist, muralist, and cartoonist, was a fine arts major at Harvard University, attended the Art Students League in New York City, and studied life drawing, painting, and the old masters under Alexander Abels and sculpture under Mahonri Young. Included among his several hundred portraits are those of Secretary of the Army Pace and Secretary of the Air Force Donald Quarles. Glidden maintains a studio in Norwalk, Connecticut, and is founder, president, and chairman of the National Art Museum of Sport in Madison Square Garden Center in New York City.


Portrait, Frank Pace, Jr.

Truman Administration
By Germain Green Glidden
Oil on composition board, 41˝" x 35˝", 1952

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