John Pendleton, vice president, Government Relations (U.S.A) died in Washington, D.C., last Wednesday, March 31, following open-heart surgery.
Mr. Pendleton had been in the Washington Office since February 1967 when he was elected to the vice presidential post. His Aramco career dated from June 1956 when he joined the Government Relations Organization in Dhahran to serve as coordinator of the Arabian Research Division and later as administrator of the Policy and Planning Staff (GRO). In December 1962 he was appointed director of Training.
He came to Aramco from the University of Alabama where he served as academic assistant to the president. This assignment was the culmination of a distinguished academic career marked by graduation with distinction from Virginia Military Institute, selection as a Rhodes Scholar, and the attainment of a B. Litt. from Oxford. He also did graduate work at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where he received his M.A.
Mr. Pendleton began his teaching career at De Veaux School for Boys at Niagara Falls, New York, and then went to Turkey where he taught at the Gazi Lycee in Ankara. His last teaching post was at the University of Rochester where he was professor of English. He left Rochester to serve in the U.S. Army Air Force in the Mediterranean area of the European Theater of Operations during World War II.
During his Washington tenure, Mr. Pendleton served as a trustee of American University in Cairo, a member on the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, and as an officer of American Near East Refugee Aid, Inc.
Mr. Pendleton is survived by his wife, Margaret, sons John and Hunter, a stepson, Allen Tupper Brown, and daughter, Margaret. The family's address is 7311 River Road, Bethesda, Maryland, 20034.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be sent to American University in Cairo, 866 United Nations Plaza, New York, N. Y. 10017. [Photograph]