C. Tyler Wood Papers
C. Tyler Wood (1900-1983) was born in Wellington, South Africa to American missionary parents. A graduate of Princeton University (Class of 1921), Wood was a stockbroker and later senior partner with Gilbert Eliott and Company prior to World War II. During the War, Wood was involved in procurement for The War Production Board and later the U.S. Army where he held the rank of Colonel. Following World War II, Wood began his lengthy career as a statesman serving in a series of State Department agencies (which eventually became AID) established to administer Marshall Plan aid. Wood’s duties took him to Korea (1953-1956) and India (1959-1964). Upon his return in 1964, Wood served as special assistant and consultant for AID. Although he retired in 1970, Wood continued his interest in and activity for underdeveloped nations until his death.