United States Diplomat. Born in Clayton, New York, for forty years (1929-69), he was in the U.S. Foreign Diplomatic Service. As a specialist on the knowledge of the Soviet Union, he served in Moscow before, during and after World War II. He was Ambassador to Russia, (1953-57), Ambassador to Philippines (1957-59) and Ambassador to France (1962-68). Before retiring in 1969, he was Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. He died of cancer at age 69 in Washington, D.C.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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