Randolph Appleton Kidder

Death 4 Jan 1996 (aged 82)
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 118391200 View Source
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Randolph was Diplomat in the US Foreign Service. He graduated from Harvard University in 1935 and studied at the University of Jena in Germany and the University of Grenoble and Ecole des Sciences Politiques in France before he was appointed to the Foreign Service in 1938. He was vice consul in Montreal (1938-39) and served for several years in Sydney (1940-1941) and Canberra, Australia, before becoming US consul in Belem, Brazil. He then served for three years in the US embassy in Rio de Janeiro. He was director of Brazilian affairs at the State Department in Washington from 1949 to 1952 and studied at the National War College for a year before becoming charge d'affaires at the US Embassy in Saigon,Vietnam, where he remained until 1958. He then became political counselor at the US embassy in Paris. In 1964, he was appointed ambassador to Cambodia, but never served in the post due to tensions between that country and the United States. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1968. Randolph contributed many articles on foreign affairs to the Boston Globe. In his retirement, he lived for 10 years in Paris, where he was European representative to the Institute of International Education and president of the Association of Americans Resident Overseas and the University Club.

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