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 Wiley Thomas Buchanan, Jr

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Wiley Thomas Buchanan, Jr

  • Birth 4 Jan 1913 Van Zandt County, Texas, USA
  • Death 16 Feb 1986 District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Montrose lot 32
  • Memorial ID 81677392

Wiley T. Buchanan Jr. was a former United States chief of protocol and U.S. Ambassador to Austria and Luxembourg. Mr. Buchanan began his government career with a World War II agency called the War Production Board. He later became an official with the National Production Authority in the early 1950s. He was appointed Minister to Luxembourg in 1953 and two years later he was promoted to Ambassador. He held that post until he became protocol chief in 1957 which he held until 1961. He served as Ambassador to Austria from 1975 to 1977. Mr. Buchanan wrote 'Red Carpet at the White House' (published in 1964) which discussed his work as head of protocol. After high school, he attended Southern Methodist University in Texas and George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In Washington, D.C. he held memberships with various civic organizations which included the L'Enfant Plaza Corporation (and also on the board of directors there), the Federal City Council and the National Symphony (and on the board there as well). He was a trustee for a time at George Washington University and at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. Local civic club memberships included the Metropolitan and Chevy Chase clubs.
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Note: the above was based on articles which appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, and Baltimore Sun newspapers of the February 17 and 18, 1986 time period.
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On the south side of the Ellipse, just inside the main gate of the cemetery is the original bell from the tower. Listed on the bronze plate of donors that purchased a replacement is Mr. Buchanan.


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  • Created by: Fred Sanford
  • Added: 7 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81677392
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wiley Thomas Buchanan, Jr (4 Jan 1913–16 Feb 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81677392, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Fred Sanford (contributor 46577478) .