Niel Morgan

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Person.png Niel Morgan  Rdf-icon.png
(sportsman, propagandist)
Born1904-01-30
Cyncoed, Glamorgan, Wales
Died1985-09-14 (Age 81)
Ridgefield, Washington, United States
RelativesTrevil Morgan

Aubrey Niel Morgan (1904-1985) 'served as controller of British Information Services in the United States during World War II.'[1]

According to a United Press International obituary:

Aubrey Niel Morgan, a former British diplomat, patron of the arts, and brother-in-law of aviator Charles Lindbergh, has died of heart failure at the age of 81. The Welsh-born Morgan, who died Saturday at his farm, served as controller of British Information Services in the United States during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Constance, the daughter of Dwight Morrow, a former U.S. senator and ambassador to Mexico, and sister of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. He also is survived by three daughters, a son and seven grandchildren.[2]

According to former boss Lord Franks a former British Ambassador to Washington:

He served with great distinction as Director of the British Information Services in New York during the Second World War. Then, after the war, he obeyed a call from the Foreign Office to leave his farm in Washington State and serve as my Personal Assistant, with the rank of Counsellor, when I was British Ambassador. His acquaintance with Senators and Congressmen, his knowledge of editors and reporters from New York to Los Angeles, his flair for correctly anticipating American reactions to events, all made him an outstanding success.
Aubrey Morgan was descended from a line of sheep farmers on the Brecon Beacons. His father founded David Morgan, the department store in Cardiff. There, after Cambridge, Aubrey went to work, becoming the firm's silk buyer and visiting Lyons and Vienna. He married the eldest daughter of Senator Dwight Morrow and when tuberculosis threatened her life, left Cardiff for the drier climate of California. After her death he stayed with Mrs Morrow during the Lindbergh trial, and subsequently married Constance, the youngest Morrow daughter. At their hospitalable home on the Pacific they entertained a succession of British Ministers and, ambassadors visiting the far West. Aubrey Morgan was a man of great energy, charm, courage and imagination. He went out to meet life, believed in causes and fought for them; he was the best of friends.[3]

30 January 1904|14 September 1985|


References

  1. OBITUARIES United Press International, September 17, 1985, Tuesday, PM cycle, SECTION: Domestic News, DATELINE: RIDGEFIELD, Wash.
  2. OBITUARIES United Press International, September 17, 1985, Tuesday, PM cycle, SECTION: Domestic News, DATELINE: RIDGEFIELD, Wash.
  3. Lord Franks 'Obituary of Mr Aubrey Morgan', The Times (London), September 25 1985, Wednesday, SECTION: Issue 62252.