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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Former Exec Officer Jarboe Mourned

Mr. Jarboe

George E. Jarboe

George E. Jarboe, 85, who had a 26-year career at NIH, died Mar. 18 from complications of dementia.

A native Washingtonian, he attended St. John’s College High School, graduating in 1948. He spent 4 years (1950-1954) in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado and Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha. After 3 years of undergraduate study, he received his B.A. degree from the University of Maryland in 1958.

After graduation, he was employed by the Department of the Navy. He came to NIH in 1959 as a management intern and, on completion of a 1-year training program, was employed by the Personnel Management Branch, Office of the Director, where he worked until he joined the staff of the Division of Research Grants in 1962.

Jarboe served as DRG administrative officer until January 1964, when he became a staff specialist in the DRG Career Development Review Branch. In the later 1960s, he held several posts in the office of the NIH assistant director for extramural research and training. In 1972, he became the first director of the Executive Secretariat at NIH. He subsequently became DRG’s executive officer, a position he held until his retirement in 1985.

Jarboe is survived by his daughter, Kathleen Jarboe Marsden, his grandchildren Ashley and Justin Van Steelant, his sister, Kathleen J. Hanlon and many nieces and nephews.

Inurnment will take place in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Inn at NIH, 7 West Dr., Bethesda, MD 20814.

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