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Joseph S. Farland

AKA Joseph Simpson Farland

Born: 11-Aug-1914
Birthplace: Clarksburg, WV
Died: 28-Jan-2007
Location of death: Winchester, VA [1]
Cause of death: Natural Causes

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Iran, 1972-73

Military service: US Navy (1944-46)

Helped provide cover for Henry Kissinger's secret trip to China in 1971.


[1] Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury retirement community, Winchester, VA.

Father: Richard Farland (banker)
Mother: Grace Simpson Farland
Wife: Virginia Christopher (m. 1939, d. 1978, two sons, two daughters)
Son: Richard Farland
Son: Christopher Farland
Daughter: Brooke Oatley
Daughter: Page Craw

    University: BA, West Virginia University (1936)
    University: LLB, West Virginia University Law School (1938)
    Administrator: Director, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University (past)
    Administrator: Board Member, Georgetown University (past)

    US Ambassador to Iran (1972-73)
    US Ambassador to Pakistan (1969-72)
    US Ambassador to Panama (1960-63, resigned)
    US Ambassador to the Dominican Republic (1957-60)
    US State Department Consultant to Special Asst. to Under Secy. for Mutual Security Affairs (1956)
    FBI employee Special Agent (1942-44)
    Farland Fuel Corp. President (1946-)
    Surrey & Morse Of Counsel (past)
    Readers Digest Association Counsultant (past)
    American Bar Association
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Council of American Ambassadors
    Center for Strategic & International Studies Director (past)
    Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
    Stroke 2006


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