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William L. Eagleton, Jr.

AKA William Lester Eagleton, Jr.

Born: 17-Aug-1926
Birthplace: Peoria, IL
Died: 27-Jan-2011
Location of death: Taos, NM
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Syria, 1984-88

Military service: US Navy (1943-46)

Entered the Foreign Service in 1949.

Father: William Eagleton (Navy captain)
Brother: Dick Eagleton
Wife: (div.)
Wife: Kay Eagleton (m.)

    High School: Peoria High School, Peoria, IL
    University: BA, Yale University (1948)
    University: Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris, France (1948-49)
    Scholar: Fellow, Princeton University (1966-67)
    Scholar: Diplomat in Residence, Colorado State University (1976-77)

    US State Department Advisor to the State Dept., Northern Iraq (2003)
    UN Official Director, UN Operation in Western Sahara (1999)
    UN Official Special Coordinator for Sarajevo (1996)
    UN Official Deputy Commissioner-General, UNRWA for Palestinian Refugees (1988-94)
    US Ambassador to Syria (1984-88; recalled 1986-87 for ten months)
    US Ambassador to Iraq Chief, US Interests Section (1980-84)
    US Ambassador to Libya ad interim (1978-80)
    US Ambassador to Algeria Chief, US Interests Section (1967-74)
    US Ambassador to South Yemen (established embassy 7-Dec-1967; relations severed 24-Oct-1969)
    US State Department Director, Office of Southern Europe (1974-76)
    US State Department Political Officer, London, England (1964-66)
    US Ambassador to Mauritania ad interim (1962-64)
    US State Department Consul, Tabriz, Iran (1959-61)
    US State Department Syria and Lebanon Desk Officer (1955-59)
    US State Department Political Officer, Damascus, Syria (1951-53)
    US State Department Political Officer, Madrid, Spain (1949-51)

Author of books:
The Kurdish Republic of 1946 (1961)
An Introduction to Kurdish Rugs and other Weavings (1988)


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