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Angier Biddle Duke

Born: 30-Nov-1915
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 29-Apr-1995
Location of death: Southampton, NY
Cause of death: Accident - Automobile [1]

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Spain, 1965-68

Duke's maternal grandfather helped found the American Tobacco Co.


[1] Hit by a car while rollerblading. See Richard Severo, "Angier Biddle Duke, 79, an Ambassador And Scion of Tobacco Family, Has Died", The New York Times, 1 May 1995. The original obituary gave his death as Sunday, the 30th, the newspaper issuing a correction the following day.

Father: Angier Buchanan Duke (b. 1884, d. 1923)
Mother: Cordelia Biddle (sister of
Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr.)
Brother: Anthony Drexel Duke (b. 1918)
Wife: Robin Chandler Duke (b. 13-Oct-1923)
Son: Angier Biddle Duke, Jr. (reporter, b. circa 1963)

    Administrator: Chancellor, Long Island University, Southampton

    US Ambassador to Morocco (1979-81)
    US Ambassador to Denmark (1968-69)
    US Chief of Protocol (1968)
    US Ambassador to Spain (1965-68)
    US Chief of Protocol (1961-65)
    US Ambassador to El Salvador (1952-53)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Duke Family


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