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Alan G. Kirk

Alan G. KirkAKA Alan Goodrich Kirk

Born: 30-Oct-1888
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 15-Oct-1963
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military, Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Navy Admiral, Ambassador to USSR

Military service: US Navy (1909-46, as Admiral 1941-46)

Commander of amphibious forces in the Mediterranean during the invasion of Sicily, 1943, and in the Atlantic for the invasion of Normandy, 1944. Commander of US Naval forces in France, 1944-45.

Wife: Lydia Chapin Kirk (b. 1896, d. 1983)

    University: US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD (1909)

    US Ambassador to Taiwan (1962-63)
    US Ambassador to the USSR (1949-51)
    US Ambassador to Belgium (1946-49)
    US Ambassador to Luxembourg at Brussels (1946-49)
    US Official Director, Office of Naval Intelligence (1941-42)
    US Official Naval attaché, London, England (1939-41)
    Legion of Merit
    Navy Distinguished Service Medal
    Traveled to the USSR


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