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US GOVERNMENT OFFICE

Agency in charge of public diplomacy, formed 1953. Called the US International Communication Agency from 1978-82. Merged into the US State Department in 1998, its old functions supervised by the US Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy. See also Voice of America.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David Abshire
Government
11-Apr-1926   US Ambassador to NATO, 1983-87
George V. Allen
Diplomat
3-Nov-1903 11-Jul-1970 US Ambassador to Iran, 1946-48
William Peter Blatty
Author
7-Jan-1928   The Exorcist
Leslie L. Byrne
Politician
28-Oct-1946   Congresswoman from Virginia, 1993-95
Brian E. Carlson
Diplomat
1947   US Ambassador to Latvia, 2001-04
Henry Catto
Government
6-Dec-1930   US Ambassador to the UK, 1989-91
Michael DeBakey
Doctor
7-Sep-1908 11-Jul-2008 Father of cardiovascular surgery
Bruce S. Gelb
Diplomat
24-Feb-1927   US Ambassador to Belgium, 1991-93
Bruce Herschensohn
Activist
10-Sep-1932   Conservative activist
Mark W. Huddleston
Educator
c. 1950   President, University of New Hampshire
Linda Jewell
Diplomat
c. 1953   US Ambassador to Ecuador
Sheila Crump Johnson
Business
1949   Billionaire
Kenton Keith
Diplomat
12-Nov-1939   US Ambassador to Qatar, 1992-95
Arthur Larson
Politician
4-Jul-1910 27-Mar-1993 Moderate conservative thinker
Leslie Lenkowsky
Government
30-Mar-1946   Philanthropic Studies
John F. Maisto
Diplomat
28-Aug-1938   US Ambassador to the OAS, 2003-06
Leonard H. Marks
Diplomat
5-Mar-1916 11-Aug-2006 Washington lawyer, diplomat
Barbara C. Moore
Diplomat
c. 1951   US Ambassador to Nicaragua, 2002-05
Sheila Nevins
Film/TV Producer
6-Apr-1939   President, HBO Documentary and Family
David D. Newsom
Diplomat
6-Jan-1918 30-Mar-2008 US Ambassador to Philippines, 1977-78
John Reinhardt
Diplomat
8-Mar-1920   US Ambassador to Nigeria, 1971-75
Thomas B. Robertson
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Slovenia, 2004-07
Christopher W. S. Ross
Diplomat
3-Mar-1943   US Ambassador to Syria, 1991-98
Carl Rowan
Columnist
11-Aug-1925 23-Sep-2000 Chicago Sun-Times columnist
William A. Rugh
Diplomat
10-May-1936   US Ambassador to Yemen, 1984-87
John D. Scanlan
Diplomat
20-Dec-1927 20-Nov-2007 US Ambassador to Yugoslavia, 1985-89
Gabriel Schoenfeld
Government
c. 1955   Hudson Institute scholar, Necessary Secrets
Frank Shakespeare
Diplomat
9-Apr-1925   US Ambassador to the Vatican, 1986-89
Daniel Simpson
Diplomat
9-Jul-1939   US Ambassador to the Congo, 1995-98
Monteagle Stearns
Diplomat
5-Dec-1924   US Ambassador to Greece, 1981-85
Marcelle M. Wahba
Diplomat
1948   US Ambassador to the UAE, 2001-04
Charles Z. Wick
Government
12-Oct-1917 20-Jul-2008 Director of the USIA, 1981-89
Ernest J. Wilson III
Educator
c. 1948   Dean, Annenberg School for Communication


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