Robert Miller Macy, 82, an economist whose service to the U.S. government included high posts with the Marshall Plan, the Bureau of the Budget and the Agency for International Development, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 13 at the Bethesda Retirement Center.
Mr. Macy also worked for the United Nations, heading its economic development mission to Nigeria from 1966 to 1968 and then serving as U.S. representative on a U.N. inspectorate in Geneva, with oversight responsibilities for the organization's economic and social programs. He retired in 1972.
An authority on foreign assistance, Mr. Macy investigated economic programs in no less than 40 countries in the course of his federal and U.N. careers.
A resident of Washington, he was born in Adel, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa and received a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University and a doctorate in economics from Harvard University.
He first came to Washington in 1933 as an economist in the Department of Agriculture. He later worked for what is now the Internal Revenue Service.
In 1940 and 1941, he was assistant to the president of a textile company in New York. He then returned here as chief of the pulp and paper branch of the Office of Price Administration, a World War II agency. He later joined the Office of the Quartermaster General of the Army, where he was chief of the requirements branch. From 1944 to 1946, he served in the Navy.
After the war, Mr. Macy went to San Francisco as an official of McKinsey & Co., a management firm. Hired as a consultant on the organization of the Marshall Plan, the U.S. effort to revive Europe's economy in the postwar period, he soon went to work for the plan itself. He was program officer in Paris and special assistant to W. Averell Harriman, the Marshall Plan director, coordinating operations in western Europe with the Mutual Defense Assistance Program.
In 1952, Mr. Macy was named chief of the international division of the Bureau of the Budget, which was the predecessor of the Office of Management and Budget, and he was responsible for all government spending programs overseas. He remained there until 1962, when he was appointed director of the AID mission to Iran. In 1964, he moved back to Washington as assistant to the administrator of AID. From there, he went to the United Nations.
In 1961, Mr. Macy was named one of the 10 winners of the annual Career Civil Service Awards of the National Civil Service League. The citation accompanying the honor spoke of his "great foresight and administrative ability" at the Bureau of the Budget.
Mr. Macy was a member of the Cosmos Club.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah K. Macy, whom he married in 1933, of Washington; two children, Robert Miller Macy Jr. of Scarsdale, N.Y., and Claudia Riche of Hartford; and five grandchildren.
FRANK SNYDER BRANDON
Frank Snyder Brandon, 88, a retired order clerk with the Westinghouse Electric Co. in East Pittsburgh, Pa., died Jan. 31 at North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie. He had a blood clot on his lungs.
Mr. Brandon, who lived with his daughter in Pasadena, was born in Indiana, Pa. He lived in Forest Hills, Pa., before moving to Maryland in 1987.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth S. Brandon, whom he married in 1925, who lives in a convalescent home in Crofton, Md.; a daughter, Madeline B. Brandon of Pasadena; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
JOHN L. DOYLE
John L. Doyle, 68, a retired federal corrections officer and police dispatcher, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 11 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He lived in Rockville.
Mr. Doyle retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 1972 after 25 years as a corrections officer in the District, Virginia and West Virginia. He was a dispatcher for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission police force from 1976 to 1986.
A Washington native, Mr. Doyle attended Central High School and Strayer College. He served in the Navy in the Pacific and Atlantic during World War II. One of five brothers serving in the war, he was assigned to the destroyer Frankford and participated in the Normandy campaign. He worked at the Brookings Institution as a clerk after the war.
Mr. Doyle worked at the Federal Correctional Institute at Petersburg, Va., from 1949 to 1953, the National Training School for Boys in the District from 1953 to 1968 and the Robert F. Kennedy Youth Center in Morgantown, W.Va., until his retirement.
He attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rockville.
Mr. Doyle is survived by a son, John L. Doyle Jr. of Maryville, Tenn.; two sisters, Margaret D. Giebel of Bethesda and Lorraine M. Johnson of Denver; a brother, Phalam J. Doyle of Bethesda; and two grandchildren.
HERBERT MALCOLM RUTHERFORD JR.
Herbert Malcolm Rutherford Jr., 76, a retired letter carrier at the Bethesda Post Office, died of a heart attack Feb. 12 at Washington Hospital Center.
A resident of Washington since 1938, Mr. Rutherford was born in Tennille, Ga. He graduated from Fisk University and was a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. During World War II, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers in Europe.
He began his career in the Post Office Department in 1946, and retired in 1972.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Lillian Russell Rutherford of Washington; six children, Alice Dove of Fort Washington, Herbert M. Rutherford III and Jon Charles Rutherford, both of Washington, Brian Lewis Rutherford of Clinton, Lisa McKinney of Bladensburg and Mark Allen Rutherford of Los Angeles; two brothers, William B. Rutherford of Alexandria and Ernest Neal Rutherford of Allentown, Pa., and seven grandchildren.
CHARLES H. BELLER
Army Warrant Officer
Charles H. Beller, 74, a retired Army warrant officer, died of cancer Feb. 6 at his home in St. Petersburg, Fla. He moved there from Hillcrest Heights in 1975.
A Washington native and a graduate of McKinley Technical High School, Mr. Beller was in the Army from 1936 to 1957. He served in the Pacific during World War II and in Korea during the war there.
After assignments in this country and abroad, he resettled in Washington when he retired.
His marriage to Elizabeth Novath ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Helen C. Beller of St. Petersburg; two sons from his first marriage, Charles H. Beller Jr. and Henry A. Beller, both of Burbank, Calif.; a daughter from his second marriage, Rebecca A. Beller of Tallahassee, Fla.; two brothers, James L. Beller of Greenbelt and Bob R. Beller of Rockville; and three sisters, Anna M. Spry of Kensington, Sara H. McNeely of Silver Spring and Marie E. Seebode of Rockville.