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Personal[edit | edit source]
He was born at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, the son of Lt. Col. Roger Sheffield Parrott (1883 in Ohio – ?) and Mary B. Parrott (1884 in North Dakota – ?). He graduated from high school in Princeton, New Jersey and then graduated from Princeton University in 1936. He died of a heart attack at his home in Washington, D.C.
Military career[edit | edit source]
CIA career[edit | edit source]
He served as Deputy Chief of the Soviet Division of the Clandestine Services Unit of the CIA, then as a base chief in Germany and then as assistant to Director Allen Dulles. In 1962 he was assigned to the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He retired from the CIA in 1973.
Family[edit | edit source]
He and wife Barbara had three children, son Tommy Parrott died in 1957 and daughters Cynthia and Susan.