George T. Giraud, RIP

The Providence Committee on Foreign Relations ( mourns the loss of George T. Giraud of Providence and South County, who died April 17 at the age of 96. This kindly gentleman was a longtime,  very loyal and enthusiastic member of the PCFR and a dedicated Rhode Island civic leader.


We extend our condolences to his widow, Anne, and the rest of his family and many friends.


Mr. Giraud spent his childhood in France and graduated from Blair Academy and Brown University, Class of '42. He served in World War II as a lieutenant (jg) in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific.


As an investment adviser in Providence his career spanned four decades until his retirement as a senior vice president with Paine Webber.


During his years of community involvement he served on many boards, including the Legal Aid Society, the Society of Financial Analysts,  the Boys and Girls Clubs and several Rhode Island state development councils and commissions.


A dedicated world traveler, he also loved antique cars.


Among his great pleasures, besides PCFR dinners, were the Review Club, the Shakespeare Society and the Providence


In recognition of his 30 years of service, including terms as president and treasurer, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Providence Boys and Girls Clubs (550 Wickenden St., Providence, 02903) would be appreciated. Condolences may be left at