George Elsey (born February 5, 1918) - age 97 - was an American commander who was a military advisor to Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. A commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve, he was a duty officer in the White House Map Room, 1941-46, accompanying Truman to the Potsdam Conference; Assistant to Clark Clifford, the Special Counsel to the President, 1947-49; Administrative Assistant to the President, 1949-51; and Assistant to the Director, Mutual Security Agency, 1951-53. He provided an oral history to the Truman Presidential Library in July 1969.
Having served as Vice-President of the organization between 1958 and 1961, Elsey became President of the American Red Cross in 1970, serving in that post until 1982.