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Ellsworth Bunker

Born: 11-May-1894
Birthplace: Yonkers, NY
Died: 30-Sep-1984
Location of death: Dummerston, VT
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Dummerston Cemetery, Dummerston, VT

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to South Vietnam, 1967-73

Helped negotiate the Panama Canal treaty of 1977.

Father: George R. Bunker (National Sugar Refining Company)
Mother: Jean Polhemus Cobb
Wife: Harriet Allen Butler (m. 24-Apr-1920, d.)
Wife: Caroline Clendening Laise (US Ambassador to Nepal; b. 14-Nov-1917, m. 3-Jan-1967)

    University: BA, Yale University (1916)
    Administrator: Chairman, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University

    US Ambassador at Large (1973-78)
    US Ambassador to South Vietnam (1967-73)
    US Ambassador at Large (1966-67)
    US Ambassador to the Organization of American States (1964-66)
    US Ambassador at Large Yemen (1961-64)
    US Ambassador to India (1957-61)
    US Ambassador to Nepal (1957-59)
    American Red Cross President (1954-56)
    US Ambassador to Italy (1952-53)
    US Ambassador to Argentina (1951-52)
    National Sugar Refining Company President (1940-51)
    National Sugar Refining Company (1916-40)
    Member of the Board of National Sugar Refining Company (1927-51, as Chairman 1948-51)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Presidential Medal of Freedom (1967)
    Presidential Medal of Freedom (1963)

Author of books:
The Bunker Papers: Reports to the President from Vietnam, 1967-73 (1990, ed. Douglas Pike)


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