George Grogan Wanted For Questioning in Connection to the Murder of His Wife Audrey Grogan
George Grogan is wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of his wife Audrey. Police believe she was taken from him on Sept. 27 evening.
He was an Army officer who served as aide-de-camp (equerry) to King George V from 1920-1926, retiring as an honorary brigadier general in 1926. Additionally, He was named one of His Majesty’s Bodyguards.
Early Life and Education
In the late 1960s, Grogan ’46 was in the middle of his teaching career at California University of Management when university president Harry Storke reached out to him. Storke wanted someone who could help redefine college education and create a brand new approach to technological higher education from scratch.
Grogan’s engineering background made it difficult to envision a teaching method that combined traditional classroom work with real-world learning experiences. But he rose to the challenge, leading a team of faculty members and administrators in creating what would become one of WPI’s most innovative and successful educational models ever created: the Plan.
George Grogan was a veteran of World War I who earned the Victoria Cross (VC) for his actions during the Third Battle of Aisne in 1918. A career officer, he served in the British Army until rising to the rank of brigadier general.
After retiring from the Army in 1926, he was appointed one of His Majesty’s Bodyguard. For much of his long and distinguished career, he dedicated himself to serving his alma mater; serving as its first dean of undergraduate studies and creating the Plan – an innovative educational model which still thrives today at WPI.
Achievements and Honors
George Grogan was an officer in the British Army and recipient of the Victoria Cross, which is the highest award for gallantry against enemy forces available to both British and Commonwealth forces.
On 27-29 May 1918, the VC was presented for inspiring the defense of a hill above the River Vesle at Jonchery.
His actions during the battle were praised as magnificent.
Grogan was awarded a bar to his DSO and made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George. Additionally, he was appointed a temporary Brigadier General in the 23rd Infantry Brigade, 8th Division from April 1917 onward.
During the First World War, Grogan earned himself the Victoria Cross for heroism. Additionally, he served as a temporary Brigadier-General in Worcestershire Regiment and commanded 23rd Infantry Brigade, 8th Division.
George and Audrey Grogan lived on Shamrock Circle in Poughkeepsie with their three sons, Kevin, Joey and Brian. According to neighbors Burl and Shirley Henry, the Grogan family had been living together for years in that house together.
The Grogans were embroiled in an intense divorce. According to Dutchess County court records, Audrey filed for divorce on Sept. 12, just two days before George found her body inside George’s 2010 Dodge Caravan near Bear Mountain Bridge.
On Sept. 27, 2011, The Grogans’ son called police to inform them of his father’s confession to killing Audrey. This set off an extensive manhunt.
George Grogan has a net worth of $5 million, earned through his work as an economist. He has been married to Audrey Grogan since 1999 and they have one daughter together named Davienne Jordan Grogan.
He currently resides in Prince George’s County, Maryland and has served on the Prince George’s County Board of Education since 2004.
George has demonstrated his leadership and advocacy skillset by engaging in issues affecting families and communities throughout Prince George’s County. With a long history of effective leadership that dates back to his days at Oxon Hill High School and Bowie State University, George has demonstrated his ability to understand complex problems from all sides.
He is an advocate for education, the environment and the arts. With a dedication to making his county a better place for everyone, he will strive to make this goal a reality.