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Arthur W. Hummel, Jr.

AKA Arthur William Hummel, Jr.

Born: 1-Jun-1920
Birthplace: Fenzhou, Shanxi, China
Died: 6-Feb-2001
Location of death: Chevy Chase, MD
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to China, 1981-85

Interned by the Japanese in 1941; escaped in 1944 and fought with a Chinese Nationalist guerilla group. Entered the Foreign Service in 1950. Appointed Career Ambassador in 1981. Chief negotiator of the US-China Joint Communique on US Arms Sales to Taiwan in 1982.

Father: Arthur W. Hummel (English teacher, missionary in China, b. 1884, d. 1975)
Mother: Ruth Bookwalter Hummel (missionary in China)
Wife: Betty Lou (m., two sons)

    High School: Westtown High School, Philadelphia, PA
    University: BA, Antioch College (1940)
    University: California College of Chinese Studies, Beijing, China (1940-41)
    Teacher: Fu Jen Middle School (1941)
    University: MA International Relations, University of Chicago (1949)

    US Ambassador to China (1981-85)
    US Ambassador to Pakistan (1977-81)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian & Pacific Affairs (1976-77)
    US Ambassador to Ethiopia (1975-76)
    US Ambassador to Burma (1968-71)
    Voice of America Deputy Director (1961-63)
    US State Department Public affairs officer, Rangoon (1957-61?)
    US State Department Deputy public affairs officer, Tokyo (1955-57)
    US State Department Information officer, Hong Kong (1953-55)
    US State Department Public affairs officer, Hong Kong (1952-55)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    German Ancestry


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