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William J. Porter

AKA William James Porter

Born: 1-Sep-1914
Birthplace: Stalybridge, Cheshire, England
Died: 15-Mar-1988
Location of death: Fall River, MA
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Algeria, Vietnam, Korea

Father: (Royal Navy officer, d. WWI)
Wife: Eleanore Henry Porter (nurse, b. 1914, two children)
Son: William Porter, Jr. (defense intelligence officer, twin)
Daughter: Eleanor Clark (twin)

    University: Thibodeau College of Business Administration (1930-32)

    US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (1975-77)
    US Ambassador to Canada (1974-75)
    US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1973-74)
    US Ambassador to South Korea (1967-71)
    US Ambassador to South Vietnam Deputy Ambassador (1965-67)
    US Ambassador to Algeria (opened embassy, 1962-65)
    Voice of America Director (1961?-62)
    US State Department Director, Office of North African Affairs (1957-62)
    US State Department Consul General, Rabat, Morocco (1953-57)
    US State Department Officer-in-Charge, Greek Affairs (1951-53)
    Voice of America Special Asst. to the Chief (1951)
    US State Department Consul, Nicosia, Cyprus (1947-50)
    US State Department Palestine Desk Officer (1946-47)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Damascus, Syria (1943-46)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Beirut, Lebanon (1941-43)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Baghdad, Iraq (1937-41)
    US State Department Secretary to the American Minister to Hungary (1936-37)
    Naturalized US Citizen (1936)


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