Raymond L. Gaillaguet (Class of 1941, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Cum Laude) was born on September 1, 1920 in Paris, France. He came to America as a young man and eventually became involved in World War II becoming a member of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS).
It was said that he was dropped into German occupied France at least 3 times. He was fluent in French and was able to easily blend into countries such as France, Germany and Algeria.
Gaillaguet died on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 and had lived in Rumford, Rhode Island. He was the husband of Denise (Saillat) Gaillaguet and had been the owner of Emile’s of Paris, a hair salon in Wayland Square, Providence, Rhode Island. He had also once been employed as an accountant at Anchin Block & Anchin, NY, NY.
After his death, Gaillaguet's personal book collection (consisting of works on art, history and works written in French) and memorabilia from his wartime service were donated to the Douglas and Judith Krupp Library at Bryant University.