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Frances E. Willis

AKA Frances Elizabeth Willis

Born: 20-May-1899
Birthplace: Metropolis, IL
Died: 1983
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: First Female US Ambassador

Appointed to Career Ambassador in 1962.

    University: BA, Stanford University (1920)
    University: University of Brussels (1920-21)
    University: PhD, Stanford University (1923)
    Teacher: History, Goucher College (1923-24)
    Professor: Assistant Professor, Political Science, Vassar College (1924-27)

    US Ambassador to Sri Lanka (1961-64)
    US Ambassador to Norway (1957-61)
    US Ambassador to Switzerland (1953-57)
    US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Helsinki, Finland (1951-53)
    US State Department First Secretary and Consul, London (1947-51)
    US State Department Assistant Chief, Division of Western European Affairs (1947)
    US State Department Assistant to Under Secretary of State (1944-47)
    US State Department Consul and First Secretary, Madrid, Spain (1943-44)
    US State Department Consul and Second Secretary, Madrid, Spain (1940-43)
    US State Department Second Secretary, Brussels & Luxembourg (1937-40)
    US State Department Third Secretary, Brussels & Luxembourg (1934-37)
    US State Department Third Secretary, Stockholm, Sweden (1931-34)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Santiago, Chile (1931)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Valparaiso, Chile (1928-31)

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


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