Howland Hill Sargeant

Howland Hill Sargeant

Birth
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 29 Feb 1984 (aged 72)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 149623758 · View Source
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Born in 1911 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Howland H. Sargeant was educated at Dartmouth College, graduating in 1932. He played for the Dartmouth Big Green baseball team.In 1932, he was a Rhodes scholar.

Sargeant later joined the United States Department of State. In 1947, he became Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs. In this capacity, he was a member of the United States delegation to UNESCO and in 1950 was Vice-President of the UNESCO General Conference that met in Florence

During his time as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, Sargeant met actress Myrna Loy, who was a member of the U.S. delegation to UNESCO. Sargeant married Loy on June 2, 1951, thus becoming Loy's fourth husband.This marriage would end in a divorce on May 31, 1960, and the couple did not have any children.

In 1952, President of the United States Harry Truman nominated Sargeant to be Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Sargeant subsequently held this office from February 21, 1952 until January 29, 1953.

The American Committee for the Liberation of the Peoples of Russia founded Radio Liberty in 1954, and Sargeant became Radio Liberty's first president. He held this position until 1975. Radio Liberty merged with Radio Free Europe in 1976.

He died on February 29, 1984 of an apparent heart attack.


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  • Created by: NW Mountain Man
  • Added: 22 Jul 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 149623758
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Howland Hill Sargeant (13 Jul 1911–29 Feb 1984), Find a Grave Memorial no. 149623758, citing Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by NW Mountain Man (contributor 38947746) .