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William Marr

William Henderson Marr

Born: August 27, 1918 in Brown, Maryland
(Now Upper Marlboro, Md.)
Parents: William Henderson Marr and Helen Heffner Marr
One Sibling: Jeanette Marr (Gaithersburg, Maryland)

Married: April 10, 1945 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Sydney Theobald.

Mrs. Marr resides in Annapolis, Maryland.
Children: William Henderson Marr January 15, 1946 (Glenn Dale, Maryland)

Edward Blaine Marr April 4, 1950 (Fairport, New York)

Laurel Ann Marr (Powers) July 21, 1956 (Westminster, Maryland)

Grandchildren: 6, 3 boys and 3 girls
Education: Bachelor’s Degree, George Washington University, with a major in History and Political Science.

Employment: Federal Bureau of Investigation 16 years
Central Intelligence Agency 2 ½ years

Of Interest: Most people called him “Bill.”

His elementary school education was in a one room school, which was unusual even at that time. During his college years he worked in the office of J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI, and attended school at night.

Awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit (#16) by the CIA posthumously.

Raised on a Maryland tobacco farm, Bill always retained his love of growing things. He would spend many hours planting vegetable gardens, trees, or working in the yard with flowers, shrubs, etc.

Each fall he looked forward to the opening of hunting season when he went hunting on the home farm with the tenant farmers. Their nickname for him was “Uncle Sam.”

Bill was very proud of his two sons, ages 5 and 9; his wish for a red-headed daughter was realized only after his death.

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