Joseph Raymond Milford

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— Emily Langer - The Washington Post- Published: February 14

Joe Milford, CIA employee, dies at 85

Joe Milford, who worked for the CIA in positions including finance and budget officer  
from 1951 until his retirement in 1978, died Jan. 20 at Virginia Hospital Center in
Arlington. He was 85.

The cause was cardiac arrest and respiratory failure, said his daughter Cathy  
Cromley.

Mr. Milford traveled for his agency career to Asia, Europe and Latin America and  
received honors including the Career Intelligence Medal. One of his assignments
involved the financing of the U-2 program, according to his daughter.

Joseph Raymond Milford was born in Washington, where he graduated from  
St.
Anthony’s High School in 1946.

He served in the Marine Corps before receiving a bachelor’s degree in commercial  
science from Strayer University in the District in 1950. Mr. Milford remained in the
Marine Corps Reserve and was recalled to active duty during the Korean War.

He was a longtime resident of McLean, Va., and belonged to Westwood Country  
Club in Vienna, Va., St. John the Beloved Catholic Church in McLean, the Veterans of
Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Madeline Arslanian Milford of McLean; two  
children, John Milford of Trinity, Fla., and Cathy Cromley of Oakton, Va.; and four
grandchildren.
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