Dr. McGovern was born in New York City in 1897. He holds degrees from the Sorbonne, the University of Berlin and a PhD from Oxford.
War College, The U.S. Naval
"Biographical Sketch - Dr. William Montgomery McGovern,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 6:
4, Article 3.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol6/iss4/3