Wass, Douglas (William Gretton)

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WASS, Douglas (William Gretton)

WASS, Douglas (William Gretton). British, b. 1923. Genres: Politics/ Government, Law, History, Economics. Career: His Majesty's Treasury, London, England, assistant principal, 1946-51, principal, 1951-62, assistant secretary, 1962-68, under secretary, 1968-70, deputy secretary, 1970-73, second permanent secretary, 1973-74, permanent secretary, 1974-83; International Monetary Fund, alternate executive director, 1965-67; British Embassy, Washington, DC, financial counselor, 1965-67; Home Civil Service, London, joint head, 1981-83; Coopers and Lybrand, London, consultant, 1983-85. Served as director for Barclay's Bank, the De la Rue Company, and the Equity and Law Life Insurance Company. British Selection Committee of Harkness Fellowships, chair; Policy Studies Institute, deputy chair; Centre for Economic Policy Research, governor. Publications: Government and the Governed: The 1983 Reith Lectures, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984; Policy Analysis and Constitutional Issues, Royal Institute of Public Administration, 1986. Address: 6 Dora Rd., London SW19 7HH, England.