George John McQuoid

Civil Service, OPM Official

George John McQuoid, 77, a ranking official with the U.S. Civil Service Commission who helped create the Office of Personnel Management, where he was associate director for agency relations when he retired in 1979, died Aug. 18 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. He had pneumonia.

Mr. McQuoid, a Springfield resident, worked for the Civil Service Commission from 1951 to 1978 and left as deputy executive director.

Under the Carter administration, he was a key official involved in developing the legislation and reorganization plan to create the Civil Service Commission's successor, the OPM.

He was a native of Pittsburgh and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a 1951 summa cum laude economics and political science graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He did a post-graduate fellowship at Princeton University from 1963 to 1964 and also attended the senior executive education program at the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville in 1974.

His marriage to Josephine Parry McQuoid ended in divorce.

His wife of 26 years, Virginia Armstrong McQuoid, died in 2003.

Survivors include a son from his first marriage, Michael William McQuoid of Scotch Plains, N.J.; and five grandchildren.