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Francis E. Meloy, Jr.

AKA Francis Edward Meloy, Jr.

Born: 28-Mar-1917
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Died: 16-Jun-1976
Location of death: Beirut, Lebanon
Cause of death: Assassination [1]
Remains: Buried, Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Lebanon, assassinated

Military service: US Navy (WWII, 1942-46, lieutenant)


[1] Meloy was en route to present his credentials to the President of Lebanon when he, US Economic Counselor Robert O. Waring, and their driver were kidnapped by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine after crossing a checkpoint.

    University: BA, American University (1939)
    University: MA, Yale University (1942)

    US Ambassador to Lebanon (1976)
    US Ambassador to Guatemala (1974-76)
    US Ambassador to the Dominican Republic (1969-73)
    US State Department Director, Office of Western European Affairs (from Jun-1962)
    US State Department First Secretary-Consul, Paris (1956-58)
    US State Department Second Secretary-Consul, Saigon (1953-56)
    US State Department Second Secretary-Consul, Paris (1953)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (1946-53)
    Kidnapped 16-Jun-1976
    Shot 16-Jun-1976


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