McLean, Roger

Roger McLean was born in Scituate, Massachusetts.  An avid baseball fan and player, he went to Andover and Princeton, and went on to serve as a forward artillery observer in Korea and after the Armistice worked with the local Korean population building a primary school with materials sent from the U.S.  He received his discharge in Japan, and accompanied by Princeton classmate Don Oberdorfer, he set out on a westward round-the-world trip back home.  These experiences led to a year on the GI Bill at Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  From there Roger went into publishing and cable TV.

Roger and his wife Latie presently live in Falmouth, Maine, where Roger was interviewed for this project by Scott Masters in July 2015.