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Robert D. Murphy

AKA Robert Daniel Murphy

Born: 28-Oct-1894
Birthplace: Milwaukee, WI
Died: 9-Jan-1978
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Envoy in French North Africa, 1940-42

Made Career Ambassador in 1956.

Wife: Mildred Claire Taylor (m. 1921, two daughters)
Daughter: Rosemary Murphy
Daughter: Mildred Pond

    University: LLB, George Washington University (1920)
    University: LLM, George Washington University (1928)

    Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1969-76, Chairman 1976)
    US Official Commission on the Organization of the Govt. for the Conduct of Foreign Policy (1973-75)
    US Official Presidential Transition Committee (1968-69)
    US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1959)
    US State Department Deputy Under Secy. for Political Affairs (1955-59)
    US State Department Asst. Deputy Under Secy. for Political Affairs (1953-55)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (1953)
    US Ambassador to Japan (1952-53)
    US Ambassador to Belgium (1949-52)
    US State Department Director, Office for Germany and Austria, Department of State (1949)
    US State Department US Political Adviser, Germany (1944-49)
    US State Department Advisory Council, Allied Control Commission for Italy (1942-43)
    US State Department Co-chairman, North African Economic Board (1942-44)
    US State Department Chief Civil Affairs Officer and Political Adviser, Staff of Supreme Commander (1942-44)
    US State Department Presidential Envoy, French North Africa (1940-42)
    US Ambassador to France ad interim (at Vichy, 1940)
    US State Department Consul, Paris (1930-40)
    US State Department Consul, Seville, Spain (1925)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Munich, Germany (1921-25)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Zurich, Switzerland (1921)
    US State Department Clerk, Bern, Switzerland (1917-19)
    Corning President (1960-78)
    Member of the Board of Corning (as Chairman, 1960-78)
    Council on Foreign Relations

Author of books:
Diplomat Among Warriors (1964, memoir)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #4076a (39 cents, issued 30-May-2006, Distinguished American Diplomats)


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