Thaddeus Beal
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United States
Under Secretary of the Army
In office
March 8, 1969 – September 21, 1971
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded byDavid E. McGiffert
Succeeded byKenneth E. BeLieu
Personal details
BornMarch 22, 1917
DiedMay 2, 1981
Alma materYale University
Military service
AllegianceUnited States of America
Branch/serviceU.S. Navy
Years of service1941-1945
U.S. Navy O-4 insignia.svg
Lieutenant commander
Battles/warsWorld War II

Thaddeus R. Beal (1917-1981) was the United States Under Secretary of the Army from March 8, 1969, through September 21, 1971.

Born March 22, 1917, in New York City, Beal graduated from The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut and received a B.A. degree from Yale University, 1939. He served in U.S. Naval Reserve attaining rank of lieutenant commander, 1941–1945. He received an LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School, 1947 and was admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1947. He associated with the law firm of Herrick, Smith, Donald, Farley and Ketchum of Boston, Massachusetts, as associate and later as partner, 1947–1956. He was president and chief executive officer, Harvard Trust Company of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1957–1969. He was active in business and community organizations in greater Boston area as trustee, Cambridge Savings Bank and Boston Personal Property Trust, director of Middlesex Mutual Insurance Company, member of Cambridge Redevelopment Authority, and trustee of Radcliffe College.

In 1972, after his term as Under Secretary of the Army ended, he resumed practice of law as a member of the firm of Herrick, Smith, Donald, Farley and Ketchum. He died May 2, 1981.[1]


  1. ^ "Thaddeus R. Beal - Former Under Secretary Army". Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
Government offices Preceded byDavid E. McGiffert United States Under Secretary of the Army March 1969 – September 1971 Succeeded byKenneth E. BeLieu