DOUGLAS MULHOLLAND

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MULHOLLAND DOUGLAS PAUL MULHOLLAND Douglas P. Mulholland of Rockville, MD, a former Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, died July 20, 2018 at age 89 following a brief illness. Appointed by President George H.W. Bush, Douglas served under Secretary of State James Baker III from 1989 to 1993. He began his government service with the Central Intelligence Agency in 1956 as an Economic Intelligence Officer. During his 31-year career at the CIA, his assignments included, Deputy Director of the Office of Current Intelligence, Chief of the Publications and Presentations Group, Director of the Office of Current Operations, and Inspector in the Office of the Inspector General. From 1982 to 1987 Douglas was detailed to the Treasury Department as a Special Assistant for National Security. Douglas was born in Arlington, South Dakota in 1929 to Charles and Valera Mulholland. He grew up in Charlotte, Michigan where he spent his summers on a family farm in Ionia, MI. He was a skilled horseman, pilot, and avid reader. He served as a cryptanalyst from 1950 to 1954 in the U.S. Air Force. While stationed in Darmstadt, Germany, he met and married the former Marion Ledgard of Lancaster, PA, a teacher at a nearby American school. Upon discharge, Douglas attended Michigan State University and earned a B.A. and M.A. in Economics, graduating in 1956. Douglas and Marion enjoyed retirement spending many years traveling the world and relishing their growing family. Douglas is preceded in death by his wife Marion who died in 2013. He is survived by his four children, Kurt (Cynthia) Mulholland of Bethesda MD, Karen (Gregory) Upchurch of Cary, NC, Karol (Steve) Moen of Rockville, MD, and Kent (Anita) Mulholland of Frederick, MD; his seven grandchildren, Clifford, Margaret, Matthew, Emily, Hilary, Chris and Myles; and a great grandson Oliver. A service celebrating his life will be held on August 25, 2018, at 4 p.m. at Ingleside at King Farm, 701 King Farm Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850, with a reception to follow. A service celebrating his life will be held on August 25, 2018, at 4 p.m. at Ingleside at King Farm, 701 King Farm Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850, with a reception to follow.
Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 12, 2018
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