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Rodger P. Davies

AKA Rodger Paul Davies

Born: 7-May-1921
Birthplace: Berkeley, CA
Died: 19-Aug-1974
Location of death: Nicosia, Cyprus
Cause of death: Assassination [1]
Remains: Buried, Sunset View Cemetery, El Cerrito, CA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Cyprus, 1974

Military service: US Army (WWII, 1942-46, 2nd lt.)


[1] Ambassador Davies and his administrative section assistant Antoinette Varnava are shot and killed by EOKA-B snipers during a Greek Cypriot demonstration outside the US Embassy in Nicosia.

Wife: (m., two children)
Daughter: Dana
Son: John

    University: BA, University of California (1942)
    University: Princeton University (1943)

    US Ambassador to Cyprus (1974)
    US State Department Counselor, Baghdad, Iraq (1959-?)
    US State Department First Secretary-Consul, Benghazi and Tripoli, Libya (1954-58)
    US State Department Consul, Beirut, Lebanon (1950-51)
    US State Department Consul, Jerusalem, Israel (1950-51)
    US State Department Second Secretary-Vice Consul, Damascus, Syria (1949-51)
    US State Department Third Secretary-Vice Consul, Jidda, Saudi Arabia (1946-48)
    Shot (19-Aug-1974)


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