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 Helen Eugenie <I>Moore</I> Anderson

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Helen Eugenie Moore Anderson

Birth
Adair, Guthrie County, Iowa, USA
Death 31 Mar 1997 (aged 87)
Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 68939192 View Source

On October 12, 1949, Eugenie Moore Anderson was appointed U.S. ambassador to Denmark. Anderson was the first woman to hold this position. She helped draft a Treaty of Commerce and Friendship with Denmark, and then became the first American women to sign a treaty. In 1962, Anderson was appointed to Bulgaria. In this position she became the first female chief of a US diplomatic mission behind the Iron Curtain. In 1965, Anderson became the first woman to sit on the United Nations Security Council.


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