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David Kirkpatrick Este Bruce

  • Birth 12 Feb 1898 Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
  • Death 6 Dec 1977 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Chapel, Lot 19
  • Memorial ID 7051064

US Diplomat. He was the son of United States Senator William Cabell Bruce and served in both the Maryland and Virginia House of Delegates. A Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Air Corps in World War II, he joined the Office of Strategic Services, the predecessor of the CIA, and was administrative head of the London base of the OSS. He was appointed Ambassador to France, serving from 1949 to 1952 before being appointed Undersecretary of State by President Truman, Served as Ambassador to West Germany from 1957 to 1959, Ambassador to Great Britain from 1961 to 1969, first United States emissary to China from 1973 to 1974, and Ambassador to NATO from 1975 to 1976. He also headed the American delegation to the Paris peace talks with North Vietnam in 1970 and 1971. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Gerald Ford in 1976.

Bio by: Garver Graver


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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 3 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7051064
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Kirkpatrick Este Bruce (12 Feb 1898–6 Dec 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7051064, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .