The Foreign Service Journal - November 2014 - page 89

1945. He met his bride-to-be, Margie
Marie Mueller, in St. Louis, Mo., in 1942,
and the couple married on Aug. 24, 1943,
at Overland Christian Church.
Following military service, he began
graduate studies at St. Louis University,
earning anM.A. in public administration
and a Ph.D. in political science.
Mr. Trout entered the Foreign Service
in July 1950. He served abroad in Paris,
Vienna, London, Vientiane, Munich and
Bangkok, primarily inmanagement and
political-military affairs. He retired in
1977 after completing a tour as political
adviser to the Armed Forces Staff College
in Norfolk, Va.
Mr. Trout remained in the Washing-
ton, D.C., area after his retirement, but
continued extensive travels abroad. His
journeys took him to all seven continents,
from the Arctic Circle and Antarctica to the
Timbuktu desert region of Africa and the
mountains of Papua NewGuinea in the
Far East.
He has been listed in such publications
Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who in
Who’s Who in the World
He was also a member of AFSA, DACOR,
the World Affairs Council, Delta Tau Delta,
DeltaTheta Phi and Pi Gamma Mu.
In 1962, Mr. Trout received an alumni
achievement award fromHillsdale College
for diplomacy and international affairs.
In 2002, Mr. andMrs. Trout established
an award at Hillsdale to be conferred on
an outstanding senior inmemory of Mr.
Trout’s parents, Dr. DavidM. and Charlotte
(Woods) Trout.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years,
Margie, of Arlington; a son, RichardW.
Trout of NorthMyrtle Beach, S.C.; a daugh-
ter, Babette Yvonne Dammon of Annapo-
lis, Md.; two sisters: Elinor (Mrs. George
Verville of Tulsa, Okla.) and Rogene (Mrs.
Lowell Slocumof Mt. Pleasant, Mich.); and
three grandchildren.
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