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 Herbert Sidney Bursley

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Herbert Sidney Bursley

Birth
District of Columbia, USA
Death
27 Feb 1961 (aged 64)
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA
Burial
Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot
Section 1, Lot 2504, Site 1
Memorial ID
63094841 View Source

Career Foreign Service officer beginning in 1916. Served in various capacities in London, Dublin, Sofia, Constantinople, Belgrade, Guaymas, Mexico City, Smyrna, Izmir, and Ankara. Assistant Chief, Division of American Republics, 1938-1942. Ambassador to Honduras in 1947. Selected to the rank of Career Minister in 1948, he represented President Truman at the inauguration of Dr. Juan Manuel Galvez as president of Honduras (rank of Special Ambassador) in 1949. Appointed as Chief, Career Development Staff, in 1956 and received the State Department Distinguished Service award in 1959.

Career Foreign Service officer beginning in 1916. Served in various capacities in London, Dublin, Sofia, Constantinople, Belgrade, Guaymas, Mexico City, Smyrna, Izmir, and Ankara. Assistant Chief, Division of American Republics, 1938-1942. Ambassador to Honduras in 1947. Selected to the rank of Career Minister in 1948, he represented President Truman at the inauguration of Dr. Juan Manuel Galvez as president of Honduras (rank of Special Ambassador) in 1949. Appointed as Chief, Career Development Staff, in 1956 and received the State Department Distinguished Service award in 1959.


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  • Created by: JCBVA
  • Added: 20 Dec 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 63094841
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/63094841/herbert-sidney-bursley: accessed ), memorial page for Herbert Sidney Bursley (25 Sep 1896–27 Feb 1961), Find a Grave Memorial ID 63094841, citing Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA; Maintained by JCBVA (contributor 47114647).