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Loy W. Henderson

Loy W. HendersonAKA Loy Wesley Henderson

Born: 28-Jun-1892
Birthplace: Rogers, AK
Died: 24-Mar-1986
Location of death: Bethesda, MD
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Iran, 1951-54

Awarded the rank of Career Ambassador in 1956.

Father: (Methodist minister)
Brother: Roy H. Henderson (his identical twin, b. 28-Jun-1892, d. 1920 kidney disease)
Wife: Elise (Latvian)

    University: BA, Northwestern University (1915)
    Law School: University of Denver (1917-18)
    Professor: International Relations, American University (1961-68)

    US State Department Chief of US Delegation, Baghdad Pact Council, Karachi (Jan-1959)
    US State Department Officer-in-charge, Hungarian Refugee Operations (Dec-1956)
    US State Department US Delegation, Second Suez Canal Conference, London (Sep-1956)
    US State Department Member, Suez Canal Commission, First Suez Canal Conference, London & Cairo (Aug-1956)
    US State Department Observer, Baghdad Pact Meeting, Karachi (Jun-1956)
    US State Department Observer, Council of Baghdad Pact, Tehran (Apr-1956)
    US State Department Deputy Under Secretary of State for Administration (1955-60)
    US Ambassador to Iran (1951-54)
    US Ambassador to India (1948-51)
    US Ambassador to Nepal resident at New Delhi (1948-51)
    US State Department Director, Office of Near Eastern and African Affairs (1945-48)
    US Ambassador to Iraq (1943-45)
    US State Department Temporary Counselor of Embassy, Moscow, USSR (1942)
    US State Department Foreign Service Inspector (1942)
    US State Department Asst. Chief, Division of European Affairs (1938-43)
    US State Department Delegate, 17th International Geological Congress, Moscow (1937)
    US State Department Second Secretary, Moscow (1934-38, 1st sec. after 1936)
    US State Department Third Secretary, Riga, Kovno, Tallinn (1927-30, 2nd sec. after 1929)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Ireland (1922-24)
    American Red Cross in Germany (1920-21)
    American Red Cross Commission to Western Russia and Baltic States (1919-20)
    American Red Cross in France (1918)
    Draft Deferment: World War I

Author of books:
A Question of Trust: The Origins of U.S.-Soviet Diplomatic Relations: The Memoirs of Loy W. Henderson (1986, memoir)

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