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Jacob D. Beam

Jacob D. BeamAKA Jacob Dyneley Beam

Born: 24-Mar-1908
Birthplace: Princeton, NJ
Died: 16-Aug-1993
Location of death: Rockville, MD
Cause of death: Stroke

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to the USSR, 1969-73

Entered the Foreign Service in 1931.

Father: Jacob Beam (German professor, Princeton)
Mother: Mary
Wife: Margaret Beam
Son: Alex (Boston Globe columnist)

    High School: Kent School
    University: BA, Princeton University (1929)
    University: Cambridge University (1930-31)

    Radio Free Europe Director (1974-77)
    US Ambassador to the USSR (1969-73)
    US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia (1966-69)
    US Ambassador to Poland (1957-61)
    US State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs (1955-57)
    US State Department Director, Office of Eastern European Affairs (1955)
    US State Department Policy Planning Staff (1953-57)
    US Ambassador to the USSR ad interim (1952-53)
    US State Department Counselor, Belgrade, Yugoslavia (1951-52)
    US State Department Consul General, Jakarta, Indonesia (1949-51)
    US State Department Chief, Division of Central European Affairs (1947-49)
    US State Department Political Advisor, Supreme Headquarters, AEF, Germany (1944-47)
    US State Department Second Secretary, London, England (1941-44)
    US State Department Third Secretary, Berlin, Germany (1934-40)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Geneva, Switzerland (1931-34)
    Council on Foreign Relations

Author of books:
A Multiple Exposure: An American Ambassador's Unique Perspective on East-West Issues (1978)

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