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William J. Sebald

AKA William Joseph Sebald

Born: 5-Nov-1901
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Died: Aug-1980
Location of death: Naples, FL
Cause of death: Emphysema

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Chief US FSO in Japan, 1947-52

Military service: US Navy (1918-30, 1942-45)

Practiced law at his father-in-law's firm in Japan, 1933-39.

Wife: Edith de Becker (m.)

    University: Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
    University: US Naval Academy (1922)
    Law School: LLB, University of Maryland (1933)

    US Ambassador to Australia (1957-61)
    US State Department Deputy Asst. Secy. for Far Eastern Affairs (1952-57)
    US Ambassador to Burma (1952-54)
    US Ambassador to Japan ad interim (1947-52)
    US State Department Staff, Political Advisor to Supreme Commander, Tokyo, Japan (1945-47)
    District of Columbia Bar
    Maryland State Bar Association
    American Enterprise Institute

Author of books:
A Selection of Japan's Emergency Legislation (1937, law)
With MacArthur in Japan: A Personal History of the Occupation (1965, memoir)
Japan: Prospects, Options & Opportunities (1967, nonfiction, with C. Nelson Spinks)


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