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Samuel D. Berger

AKA Samuel David Berger

Born: 6-Dec-1911
Birthplace: Gloversville, NY
Died: 12-Feb-1980
Location of death: Washington, DC [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to South Korea, 1961-64

Military service: US Army (1944-45)


[1] Walter Reade Army Medical Hospital, Washington, DC.

Father: Harry I. Berger
Mother: Bess Cohen Berger
Brother: Graenum Berger
Brother: Milton Berger
Wife: Margaret Berger (d. 1967)
Wife: Betty Lee Pressey (widow of Admiral George Pressey, m. 14-Jan-1969)

    University: BPhil, University of Wisconsin (1934-38)
    University: London School of Economics (1938-39)
    Administrator: Deputy Commandant for Foreign Affairs, National War College (1961-?)

    US Ambassador to South Vietnam Deputy Ambassador (1968-72)
    US State Department Deputy Asst. Secy. for Far Eastern Affairs (?-1968)
    US Ambassador to South Korea (1961-64)
    US State Department Counselor, Athens, Greece (1958-61)
    US State Department Counselor, Wellington, New Zealand (1954-58)
    US State Department Counselor, Tokyo, Japan (1953-54)
    US State Department First Secretary-Consul, London, England (1947-50)
    US State Department Attache, Foreign Service Auxillary, London, England (1945-47)
    Office of Lend-Lease Administration Labor Consultant (1942-44)
    US Official Labor Economist, War Production Board (1941-42)
    US Official Labor Market Analyst, Federal Security Agency (1940-41)
    Social Science Research Council Fellow (1938-39)

Is the subject of books:
A Not So Silent Envoy: A Biography of Ambassador Samuel David Berger, 1992, BY: Graenum Berger


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