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William J. Dyess

AKA William Jennings Dyess

Born: 1-Aug-1929
Birthplace: Troy, AL
Died: 6-Jan-1996
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to the Netherlands, 1982-83

Military service: US Army (1953-56)

Entered the Foreign Service in 1958.

Wife: Mary Elizabeth Awad (separated, one son)
Son: Chandler Dyess

    University: BA, University of Alabama (1950)
    University: MA International Relations, University of Alabama (1951)
    Scholar: Oxford University (1951-52)
    Scholar: Syracuse University (1952-53; 1956-57)

    US Ambassador to the Netherlands (1982-83)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs (1980-81)
    US State Department Deputy Asst. Secy. for Public Affairs (1977-80)
    US State Department Executive Director, Bureau of Public Affairs (1975-77)
    US State Department International Relations Officer (1970-75)
    US State Department Chief of Mission, Berlin, Germany (1968-70)
    US State Department Administrative Officer, Moscow, USSR (1966-68)
    US State Department Political Officer, Copenhagen, Denmark (1963-65)
    US State Department Political Officer, Belgrade, Yugoslavia (1961-63)
    CIA employee Intelligence research specialist (1959-)


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