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William H. Gleysteen

William H. GleysteenAKA William Henry Gleysteen, Jr.

Born: 8-May-1926
Birthplace: Peking, China
Died: 6-Dec-2002
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Cancer - Leukemia

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to South Korea, 1978-81

Military service: US Navy (1944-46)

Father: William H. Gleysteen, Sr. (missionary)
Mother: Theodora Culver Gleysteen (missionary)
Wife: Zoe (wife #1, three children)
Son: Guy Gleysteen (m. Mary Louise Hogue)
Wife: Marilyn Wong (art professor at Columbia, until his death, one daughter)

    University: BA, Yale University (1949)
    University: MA, Yale University (1951)

    US Ambassador to South Korea (1978-81)
    US State Department Director, Office of Research Analysis for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (1969-71)
    US State Department Deputy Director of UN Political Affairs (1966-69)
    Council on Foreign Relations Vice President for Studies (1987-89)
    Japan Society President (1989-95)
    Brookings Institution

Author of books:
Massive Entanglement, Marginal Influence: Carter and Korea in Crisis (1999)


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