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Cyrus Vance

Cyrus VanceAKA Cyrus Roberts Vance

Born: 27-Mar-1917
Birthplace: Clarksburg, WV
Died: 12-Jan-2002
Location of death: New York City [1]
Cause of death: Alzheimer's
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of State, 1977-80

Military service: US Navy (gunnery officer, 1943-45, WWII, Lt.)


[1] Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York City.

Father: John Carl Vance (d. 1922 pneumonia)
Mother: Amy Roberts
Brother: John Vance
Wife: Grace Elsie Sloane (m. 15-Feb-1947, until his death, four daughters, one son)
Daughter: Elsie Nicoll
Daughter: Amy Sloane
Daughter: Grace Roberts
Daughter: Camilla
Son: Cyrus Roberts Vance, Jr. (Manhattan District Attorney)

    High School: Kent School, Kent, CT (1935)
    University: BA Economics, Yale University (1939)
    Law School: LLB, Yale Law School (1942)

    US Secretary of State (1977-80)
    US State Department Negotiator, Paris Peace Conference on Vietnam (1968-69)
    US Defense Department Deputy Secretary of Defense (1964-67)
    US Secretary of the Army (5-Jul-1962 to 21-Jan-1964)
    US Defense Department General Counsel (1961-62)
    Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett Partner (1956-61)
    Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett Associate (1947-56)
    Alfalfa Club 1968
    American Academy of Diplomacy Charter Member
    American Bar Association
    American College of Trial Lawyers
    American Iranian Council Honorary Chairman
    American Philosophical Society 1993
    Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training Honorary Member, Board of Directors
    Center for National Policy Former Chairman
    Century Association
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Gore 2000
    Metropolitan Club
    New York State Bar Association 1947
    Pilgrims Society
    Public Agenda Co-Founder
    Scroll and Key
    Trilateral Commission
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969
    Traveled to the USSR 26-Mar-1977

Author of books:
Hard Choices: Critical Years in America's Foreign Policy (1983, international affairs)


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