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Alfred L. Atherton

AKA Alfred Leroy Atherton, Jr.

Born: 22-Nov-1921
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Died: 30-Oct-2002
Location of death: Washington, DC [1]
Cause of death: Complications of Surgery [2]

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Egypt, 1979-83

Military service: US Army (WWII, 1943-45)


[1] Sibley Memorial Hospital.

[2] Cancer surgery.

Wife: (m.)

    High School: Phillips Exeter Academy (post-graduate year)
    University: BA, Harvard University (1943)
    University: MA, Harvard University (1947)
    Scholar: Economics, University of California at Berkeley (1961-62)

    US State Department Director General of the Foreign Service (1983-85)
    US Ambassador to Egypt (1979-1983)
    US Ambassador at Large (1978-79)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs (1974-78)
    US State Department Deputy Asst. Secy. for Near Eastern & South Asian Affairs (1970-74)
    US State Department Country director for Israel and Arab-Israel Affairs (1967-70)
    US State Department Country director for Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria (1966-67)
    US State Department Deputy Director of the Office of Near Eastern Affairs (1965-66)
    US State Department Economic Officer, Calcutta (1962-65)
    US State Department Iraq-Jordan Desk, International Relations Office (1959-61)
    US State Department Consul, Aleppo (1956-1959)
    US State Department Second Secretary-Vice Consul, Damascus (1952-56)
    US State Department Political Reports Office, Bonn (1949-52)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Stuttgart (1947-49)
    Council on Foreign Relations


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