NOTE: Dating apparently from 1957 e.v. when Grady was applying for work with the State of California, this resume survived among his papers. It was most likely a version of this document which helped secure Grady a managerial position with the California Department of Labor, from which he eventually moved on to federal employment in Washington, D.C. It seems here that he has understated his age by a couple of years, since Grady would have celebrated his 39th birthday in October of 1957.
GRADY L. McMURTRY
2635 Hillegass Ave., Apt. 2, Berkeley 4, California
One child, aged 10
Wt: 185 lbs
B.A., Philosophy, 1948, U.C., Berkeley
M.A., Political Science, 1954, U.C., Berkeley
Major, Ordnance Corps, USAR
Resume of Professional and Academic Background
Oct 1956 – Aug 1957: ADMINISTRATION and RESEARCH
Administrative Analyst II, Office of the President, University of California. Analysis of statewide and local problems by developing sources of information, organizing the materials of research, and drafting the reports and memoranda by which information is transmitted and on which recommendations for action are made.
Oct 1953 – Sep 1956: RESEARCH, TEACHING, CONFERENCE, ORGANIZATION and LECTURE
Research experience as a Graduate Student, Political Science Department, U.C., Berkeley and in writing the M.A. thesis.
Teaching experience as a Teaching Assistant, 1954-55 and 1955-56, Political Science Department, U.C., Berkeley. Conducting seminars in American Government by conference method, assigning papers, preparing bibliography and grading students.
Conference experience as Coordinator, Student World Affairs Conference, U.C., Berkeley, Spring 1956. Organizing the mailing campaign, contacting speakers, and planning for space, housing, transportation, registration, literature, topical bibliography, program, panels, resource personnel and publicity.
Organization experience as President, Delta Phi Epsilon, U.C., Spring 1956. Decentralization by institutionalizing professional committees around functional chapter interest in Foreign Service, Foreign Commerce and International Relations.
Lecture experience presenting “Impressions of Old Korea,” with color slides, under the auspices of U.C. Extension; and “Ammunition Supply in Korea,” with color slides, before various Reserve Training groups.
Mar 1951 – Sep 1953: ADMINISTRATION, OPERATION, and ORGANIZATION
Active duty as Captain, U.S. Army Ordnance Corps, U.S. and Far East Command.
Administrative experience as Ordnance Unit Instructor, Maryland Military District, Baltimore, Maryland, Apr 1951 – Feb 1952.
Operational experience as an Ammunition Supply Officer, U.S. 8th Army, Korea, Jun 1952 – Apr 1953. Operational control, on the battalion level, of three to five Ammunition Companies, i.e. responsibility for the storage, safety and movement of ammunition on a corps front, field army.
Organization experience as Ammunition, Powder and Explosives Safety Engineer, 2nd Transportation Major Port, Yokohama, Japan, May 1953 – Sep 1953. Organization and supervision of all explosives safety programing for ammunition off-loading.
Feb 1946 – Feb 1951: GRADUATE and UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT Political Science and Philosophy Departments, University of California, Berkeley, under the “GI Bill” of the Veterans Administration, taking the B.A. in June, 1948.
Feb 1941 – Feb 1946: PRIVATE to CAPTAIN, U.S. Army, U.S. and European Theatre. Principal duties: Unit Commander, Ordnance Shop Officer, Ammunition Supply Officer.
Sep 1937 – Feb 1941: STUDENT, Basic Sciences, Pasadena Junior College, California
American Political Science Association
Western Government Research Association
Delta Phi Epsilon (National Professional Foreign Service Fraternity)
Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)
Note: Originally published in Thelema Lodge Calendar, August 1999.