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David Abshire

AKA David Manker Abshire

Born: 11-Apr-1926
Birthplace: Chattanooga, TN
Died: 31-Oct-2014
Location of death: Alexandria, VA
Cause of death: Respiratory failure

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to NATO, 1983-87

Military service: US Army (1951-55)

Father: James Ernest Abshire
Mother: Edith
Wife: Carolyn Lamar Sample (m. 7-Sep-1957, until his death, one son, four daughters)
Son: Lupton Abshire
Daughter: Anna Lamar Bowman
Daughter: Mary Lee Jensvold
Daughter: Phyllis d'Hoop
Daughter: Caroline Hall

    High School: Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN (1944)
    University: BS, US Military Academy, West Point (1951)
    University: PhD History, Georgetown University (1959)
    Professor: Georgetown University
    Administrator: Advisory Board, St. Albans School
    Administrator: Board of Advisors, Naval War College (1975-77)

    US Ambassador to NATO (1983-87)
    Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1981-82)
    Youth For Understanding Vice Chairman of the Board (1978-81)
    US Information Agency Chairman, Board for International Broadcasting (1974-77)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs (1970-73)
    Center for Strategic & International Studies Executive Director (1962-70)
    American Enterprise Institute Director of Special Projects (1960-62)
    Member of the Board of Procter & Gamble (1987-96)
    British Petroleum Advisory Board, BP America
    Alfalfa Club 1979
    Alibi Club
    Bretton Woods Committee
    Center for Strategic & International Studies President (-1983)
    Center for Strategic & International Studies Vice Chairman
    Center for the Study of the Presidency Board of Trustees
    Cosmos Club
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Council of American Ambassadors Board of Directors
    George C. Marshall Foundation Board of Trustees
    Nixon Center Advisory Council
    International Institute for Strategic Studies
    Trilateral Commission
    Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster
    Combat Infantryman Badge


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