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Talcott W. Seelye

AKA Talcott Williams Seelye

Born: 6-Mar-1922
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Died: 8-Jun-2006
Location of death: Bethesda, MD
Cause of death: Cancer - Pancreatic

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Syria, 1979-81

Military service: US Army (1943-46)

Father: (professor, American University of Beirut)
Sister: Mary Avrett Seelye
Sister: Muriel Heineman
Wife: Joan Hazeltine Seelye (m. 1950, four children)
Daughter: Lauren Seelye Harris
Daughter: Ammanda Salzman
Son: Talcott W. Seelye, Jr.
Daughter: Kate Seelye (NPR correspondent in Beirut)

    High School: Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA
    University: BA, Amherst College (1947)
    University: George Washington University (1948)
    Teacher: Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA (1947-48)
    University: National War College (1964-65)
    Administrator: Trustee, Amherst College (1982-86)

    US Ambassador to Syria (1979-81)
    US State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs (1976-77)
    US Ambassador to Lebanon Special Envoy, after the assassination of Francis E. Meloy, Jr. (1976)
    US Ambassador to Tunisia (1972-76)
    US State Department Country Director for Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq (1968-72)
    US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Jidda, Saudi Arabia (1966-68)
    US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia ad interim (1965-66)
    US State Department Officer-in-charge, Arabian Peninsula Affairs (1962-64)
    US State Department Iraq-Jordan desk officer (1960-62?)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Kuwait (1956-60)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Amman, Jordan (1952-55)
    US State Department Vice Consul (1951-52)
    US State Department Resident officer, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany (1950-51)
    Advest Director of Middle East Research Services (past)
    Phi Beta Kappa Society


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