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Parker T. Hart

AKA Parker Thompson Hart

Born: 28-Sep-1910
Birthplace: Medford, MA
Died: 15-Oct-1997
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1961-65

Wife: Jane Constance Smiley (m. 1949, two daughters)
Daughter: Margaret Hart Espey
Daughter: Judith Hart Halsema

    University: BA, Dartmouth College (1933)
    University: MA, Harvard University (1935)
    University: Diploma, l'Institute des Hautes Etudes Internationales, Geneva, Switzerland (1936)
    University: School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (1936)

    US State Department Director, Foreign Service Institute (1969)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs (1968-69)
    US Ambassador to Turkey (1965-68)
    US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (1961-65)
    US Ambassador to Kuwait (1962-63)
    US Ambassador to Yemen (1961-62)
    US State Department Deputy Asst. Secy. for Near East and South Asian Affairs (1958-61)
    US State Department Consul General, Damascus, United Arab Republic (1958)
    US Ambassador to Jordan (1958, did not present credentials)
    US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Cairo, Egypt (1955-57)
    US State Department Director, Office of Near Eastern Affairs (1952-55)
    US State Department Consul General, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (1949-51)
    US State Department Consul, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (1944-49)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Pará, Brazil (1942-44)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Rio de Janiero, Brazil (1940-42)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Vienna, Austria (1938-39)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Middle East Institute President (1969-73)
    Bechtel Special Representative, Consultant (1973-90)

Author of books:
Two NATO Allies at the Threshold of War: Cyprus, a Firsthand Account of Crisis Management, 1965-1968 (1990, history)
Saudi Arabia and the United States: Birth of a Security Partnership (1998, history)


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