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Philip C. Habib

AKA Philip Charles Habib

Born: 25-Feb-1920
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 24-May-1992
Location of death: Puligny-Montrachet, Burgundy, France
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Eastern Orthodox [1]
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to South Korea, 1971-74

Military service: US Army (WWII, 1942-46)


[1] Maronite.

Wife: (m., two children)

    University: BS Forestry, University of Idaho (1942)
    University: Sorbonne (1945)
    University: PhD, University of California at Berkeley (1946-49, degree 1952)

    US State Department Special Envoy to Central America (Mar-1986)
    US State Department Special Envoy to the Philippines (Feb-1986)
    US State Department Special Envoy to the Middle East (1981-83)
    US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1976-78)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian & Pacific Affairs (1974-76)
    US Ambassador to South Korea (1971-74)
    US State Department American delegation, Vietnam Peace Talks, Paris (1968-71)
    US State Department Deputy Asst. Secy. for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (1967-69)
    US State Department Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs, Saigon, Vietnam (1965-67)
    US State Department Counselor for Political Affairs, Seoul, Korea (1962-65)
    US State Department Foreign Affairs Office (1960)
    US State Department Consul, Trinidad (1958-59)
    US State Department Intelligence Research Office (1955-58)
    US State Department Second Secretary-Vice Consul, Wellington, New Zealand (1951-55)
    US State Department Third Secretary-Vice Consul, Ottawa (1949-51)
    Boise Cascade (then Boise-Payette Lumber Co., summer job 1936-38)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Hoover Institution Senior Fellow
    American Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow
    Asia Foundation Trustee
    Presidential Medal of Freedom (1982)
    Heart Attack (1978)
    Lebanese Ancestry

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


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