Stu­art D. Nel­son


The Washington Post Sunday - - OBITUARIES - — Emma Brown

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.

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