Stuart D. Nelson
FOREIGN AFFAIRS ANALYST
Stuart D. Nelson, 90, a foreign affairs analyst who worked for the State Department in Washington before joining Gulf Oil in the mid1960s, died Dec. 26 at his home in Bethesda of complications from heart disease.
During his 15 years with State, Mr. Nelson was an analyst who specialized in economics. Based inWashington, he traveled extensively in Europe and Asia.
Later, with Gulf Oil — now Chevron— he was an international affairs representative who worked with foreign governments and their diplomats in Washington. He retired in the early 1980s.
Stuart David Nelson was born in North Grosvenor Dale, Conn., near a lake — Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg — whose distinctive name he later taught his three daughters to pronounce.
Mr. Nelson came to Washington in 1940 to work for the Civil Service Commission.
He served in the Army Air Forces as a pilot during World War II. After the war, he graduated from George Washington University, where he went on to receive a master’s degree in government and international affairs in 1949.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Ethelyn “Lynn” Barnett Nelson of Bethesda; and three daughters, Terrie Nelson of Bethesda, Cynthia Nelson of Colorado Springs and Jackie Nelson of Spotsylvania.