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  Alfred Leroy Atherton Jr. (1921-2002) — also known as Alfred L. Atherton, Jr. — Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., November 22, 1921. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Stuttgart, 1947-50; U.S. Consul in Aleppo, 1957-58; Calcutta, 1962-65; U.S. Ambassador to , 1978-79; Egypt, 1979. Unitarian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Died October 30, 2002 (age 80 years, 342 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Leroy Atherton and Joan (Reed) Atherton; married, May 26, 1946, to Betty Wylie Kittredge.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Avis Thayer Bohlen (b. 1940) — also known as Avis T. Bohlen — Born in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa., April 20, 1940. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria, 1996-99. Female. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of Charles Eustis Bohlen (1904-1974) and Avis Howard (Thayer) Bohlen (1912-1981); married to David Calleo; niece of Charles Wheeler Thayer.
  Political family: Bohlen-Eustis-Thayer family of Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Frank Charles Carlucci III (b. 1930) — also known as Frank C. Carlucci — of Pennsylvania. Born in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa., October 18, 1930. U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, 1975-78; U.S. National Security Advisor, 1986-87; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1987-89. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Selden Chapin (1899-1963) — of Washington, D.C. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., September 19, 1899. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Hankow, 1925-27; U.S. Consul in Montevideo, 1940; U.S. Minister to Hungary, 1947-49; U.S. Ambassador to Netherlands, 1949-53; Panama, 1953-55; Iran, 1955-58; Peru, 1960. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Died in National City, San Diego County, Calif., March 26, 1963 (age 63 years, 188 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Frederic L. Chapin (1863-1913) and Grace Card (Selden) Chapin (1864-1941); married, March 30, 1927, to Mary Paul Noyes (1903-1984); father of Frederic Lincoln Chapin (1929-1989); grandnephew of Matthew Griswold (1833-1919); second great-grandson of Roger Griswold; third great-grandson of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799); third great-grandnephew of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott Sr.; fourth great-grandson of Roger Wolcott (1679-1767); first cousin twice removed of Edmund Gillett Chapin; first cousin four times removed of James Hillhouse, Oliver Wolcott Jr. and Frederick Wolcott; second cousin twice removed of John William Allen and Henry Titus Backus; second cousin four times removed of Zina Hyde Jr.; second cousin five times removed of William Pitkin and Daniel Chapin; third cousin twice removed of James Samuel Wadsworth, Christopher Parsons Wolcott, Zenas Ferry Moody and Roger Wolcott (1847-1900); third cousin thrice removed of Gaylord Griswold, Samuel Clesson Allen, William Woodbridge, Phineas Lyman Tracy, Isaac Backus, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, William Wolcott Ellsworth, Albert Haller Tracy, Marshall Chapin and Thomas Worcester Hyde; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Frederick Wadsworth, George Frederick Stone, James Wolcott Wadsworth, Edward Oliver Wolcott and Alfred Wolcott.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Smith Culbertson (1884-1966) — also known as William S. Culbertson — of Kansas; Charmian, Franklin County, Pa. Born in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa., August 5, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; economist; university professor; member, U.S. Tariff Commission, 1921-25; U.S. Minister to Romania, 1925-28; U.S. Ambassador to Chile, 1928-33. Presbyterian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Bar Association; American Society for International Law; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta; Delta Phi Epsilon; American Economic Association. Died in 1966 (age about 81 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Culbertson and Jennie (Smith) Culbertson; married, December 28, 1911, to Mary J. Hunter.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  James B. Cunningham — Born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong, 2005-. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Still living as of 2008.
  Relatives: Married to Leslie Genier.
  Walter Joseph Patrick Curley Jr. (1922-2016) — also known as Walter J. P. Curley, Jr. — of New York. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., September 17, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, 1975-77; France, 1989-93. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Died in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., June 2, 2016 (age 93 years, 259 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Joseph Patrick Curley and Marguerite (Cowan) Curley; married, December 8, 1948, to Mary Taylor Walton.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Hermann Frederick Eilts (1922-2006) — also known as Hermann Eilts — of Pennsylvania; Wellesley, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Weissenfels, Germany, March 23, 1922. Naturalized U.S. citizen; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1965-70; Egypt, 1974-79. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Died, of heart failure, in Wellesley, Norfolk County, Mass., October 12, 2006 (age 84 years, 203 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Helen Josephine Brew.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Thomas Knight Finletter (1893-1980) — also known as Thomas K. Finletter — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 11, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; special assistant to U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull, 1941-44; Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, 1950-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960; U.S. Ambassador to NATO, 1961-65. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Delta Phi; Americans for Democratic Action; United World Federalists. Died in 1980 (age about 86 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Dickson Finletter (born1862) and Helen (Grill) Finletter.
  Thomas Sovereign Gates Jr. (1906-1983) — also known as Thomas S. Gates, Jr. — of Devon, Chester County, Pa. Born in Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 10, 1906. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1959-61; U.S. Liaison to China, 1976-79. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 25, 1983 (age 76 years, 349 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Alexander Meigs Haig Jr. (1924-2010) — also known as Alexander M. Haig, Jr. — Born in Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pa., December 2, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; target of an assassination attempt in Belgium, June 25, 1979; U.S. Secretary of State, 1981-82; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1988; host, World Business Review television news show. Catholic. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Died, from an infection, at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., February 20, 2010 (age 85 years, 80 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Meigs Haig, Sr. and Regina Anne (Murphy) Haig; married 1950 to Patricia Fox.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — Arlington National Cemetery unofficial website
  Books by Alexander M. Haig: Inner Circles : How America Changed the World (1994) — Caveat (1984)
  Nicholas de Belleville Katzenbach (1922-2012) — also known as Nicholas de B. Katzenbach — of North Haven, New Haven County, Conn.; Washington, D.C.; Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 17, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; Rhodes scholar; lawyer; law professor; U.S. Attorney General, 1965-66; general counsel for IBM, 1969-86; director, MCI Communications, 2002-04; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1996. Episcopalian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Died in Skillman, Somerset County, N.J., May 8, 2012 (age 90 years, 112 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Lawrence Katzenbach and Marie Hilson Katzenbach; married, June 8, 1946, to Lydia King Phelps Stokes; nephew of Frank Snowden Katzenbach Jr.; third great-grandson of Moore Furman; fourth great-grandnephew of John Imlay; first cousin of Frank Snowden Katzenbach III; first cousin five times removed of James Henderson Imlay (1764-1823).
  Political family: Katzenbach family of New Jersey.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Nicholas de B. Katzenbach: Some of It Was Fun: Working with RFK and LBJ (2008)
  George Frost Kennan (1904-2005) — also known as George F. Kennan — of Pennsylvania. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., February 16, 1904. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Tallinn, as of 1929; U.S. Consul in Berlin, as of 1932; U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union, 1952; Yugoslavia, 1961; the government of the Soviet Union declared him persona non grata on October 3, 1952; received the 1956 Pulitzer Prize in History for his book Russia Leaves the War; received the 1968 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for his Memoirs; received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1989. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Died in Princeton, Mercer County, N.J., March 17, 2005 (age 101 years, 29 days). Interment at Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, N.J.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about George Kenan: Walter Isaacson, The Wise Men : Six Friends and the World They Made — John Lewis Gaddis, George F. Kennan: An American Life
  William Roscoe Kintner (1915-1997) — also known as William R. Kintner — of Pennsylvania. Born in 1915. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, 1973-75. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Co-founder, with Robert Strausz-Hupé, of the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. Died of cancer, February 1, 1997 (age about 81 years). Interment somewhere in Bryn Athyn, Pa.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Douglas MacArthur II (1909-1997) — of Washington, D.C. Born in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa., July 5, 1909. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Vancouver, as of 1935; Naples, as of 1937-38; Paris, 1944; U.S. Ambassador to Japan, 1957-61; Belgium, 1961-65; Austria, 1967-69; Iran, 1969-72. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Died, after a stroke and heart attack, in Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., November 15, 1997 (age 88 years, 133 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur MacArthur (1876-1923) and Mary Hendry (McCalla) MacArthur (1877-1959); married, August 21, 1934, to Laura Louise Barkley (1911-1987; daughter of Alben William Barkley); nephew by marriage of Louise Cromwell MacArthur (sister of James Henry Roberts Cromwell); nephew of Douglas MacArthur; great-grandson of Arthur MacArthur (1815-1896).
  Political family: Barkley-MacArthur family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Jay McCloy (1895-1989) — also known as John J. McCloy; "Chairman of the American Establishment" — Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 31, 1895. Lawyer; banker; president, World Bank, 1947-49; U.S. High Commissioner for the U.S. Zone in Germany, 1949-52; member, President's Commission on the Assassination of President KNDY, 1963-64. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Died in Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn., March 11, 1989 (age 93 years, 345 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: John Jay
  Relatives: Son of John McCloy and Anna (Snader) McCloy; married 1930 to Ellen Zinsser.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Ronald DeWayne Palmer (b. 1932) — also known as Ronald D. Palmer — of Washington, D.C. Born in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., May 22, 1932. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Togo, 1976-78; Malaysia, 1981-83; Mauritius, 1986-89. African ancestry. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Euna Scott.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  William Thornton Pryce (1932-2006) — also known as William T. Pryce — of Pennsylvania; Alexandria, Va. Born in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., July 19, 1932. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, 1993-96. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Died, of pancreatic cancer, in Alexandria, Va., July 11, 2006 (age 73 years, 357 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1958 to Joan MacClurg.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  William Warren Scranton (1917-2013) — also known as William W. Scranton — of Dalton, Lackawanna County, Pa. Born in Madison, New Haven County, Conn., July 19, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; banker; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1961-63; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1963-67; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1964; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1964; U.S. Representative to United Nations, 1976-77. Presbyterian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Trilateral Commission; Chi Psi. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Montecito, Santa Barbara County, Calif., July 28, 2013 (age 96 years, 9 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Marion Margery Scranton and Worthington Scranton; father of William Worthington Scranton III (born1947); great-grandson of Joseph Augustine Scranton.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Books about William Warren Scranton: George D. Wolf, William Warren Scranton : Pennsylvania Statesman
  Laurence Hirsch Silberman (b. 1935) — of District of Columbia. Born in York, York County, Pa., October 12, 1935. U.S. Ambassador to Yugoslavia, 1975-77; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1985-2000; took senior status 2000. Member, American Bar Association; Council on Foreign Relations. Still living as of 2014.
  See also federal judicial profile — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Harold Stassen Harold Edward Stassen (1907-2001) — also known as Harold E. Stassen — of South St. Paul, Dakota County, Minn.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in West St. Paul, Dakota County, Minn., April 13, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; Dakota County Attorney, 1931-38; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1936, 1940 (Temporary Chair; speaker); Governor of Minnesota, 1939-43; resigned 1943; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; among the founders of the United Nations, 1945 (in 2001, he was the last surviving signer of the UN Charter); president, University of Pennsylvania, 1948-53; director, U.S. Mutual Security Agency, 1953; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1948, 1952, 1964, 1968, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992; candidate in primary for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1958; candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1959; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960; Independent Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1986. Baptist. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Delta Sigma Rho; Gamma Eta Gamma; Freemasons; Shriners; Council on Foreign Relations. Died, at the Friendship Village nursing home, Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minn., March 4, 2001 (age 93 years, 325 days). Interment at Acacia Cemetery, Mendota Heights, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of William Andrew Stassen and Elsie Emma (Mueller) Stassen; married, November 14, 1929, to Esther Glewwe.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Eminent Americans (1954)
  Phillips Talbot (1915-2010) — of Washington, D.C. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., June 7, 1915. Newspaper reporter; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Ambassador to Greece, 1965-69. Presbyterian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Political Science Association; Phi Beta Kappa. Died October 1, 2010 (age 95 years, 116 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Kenneth Hammet Talbot and Gertrude (Phillips) Talbot; married, August 18, 1943, to Mildred Aleen Fisher.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Richard Lewis Thornburgh (b. 1932) — also known as Richard L. Thornburgh; Dick Thornburgh — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., July 16, 1932. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1966; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1967-68; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1969-75; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1979-87; U.S. Attorney General, 1988-91; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1991. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Garland Thornburgh and Alice (Sandborn) Thornburgh; married to Ginny Hooton; married, October 12, 1963, to Virginia Walton 'Ginny' Judson.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Dick Thornburgh: Puerto Rico's Future : A Time to Decide (2007) — Where the Evidence Leads : An Autobiography (2003)
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