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Robert Gaylord Barnes

Robert Gaylord Barnes, American association executive. Served Army of the United States, 1942-1945.; Member Phi Beta Kappa.; Club: Princeton (New York City).


  • Barnes, Robert Gaylord was born on October 18, 1914 in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States. Son of George Emerson and Myrtle Kendall (Montague) Barnes.

  • Education

    • Graduate Haverford School, 1933. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1937, postgraduate, 1938-1939. Yen-ching U., 1937-1938.

      Master of Arts, Yale University, 1942.


    • Instructor Yale, part-time 1940-1942. Special assistant to director European Affairs Department State, 1945-1947, chief policy reports staff, 1948-1951, deputy director Executive Secretariat, 1951-1952. Appointed to permanent international staff North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1952.

      Adviser to secretary state various international confs., 1949-1952. Deputy executive secretary North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1953-1955. Secretary Four Power and Nine Power confs. in Paris, 1954.

      Director, executive secretariat Department State, 1955-1956, special assistant mutual security affairs, 1956-1959. Counselor embassy, Ankara, Turkey, 1959-1962, minister-counselor, deputy chief mission, 1962-1964. Ambassador to Jordan, 1964-1966.

      International affairs adviser Mobil Oil Corporation, New York City, 1966-1967, manager international government relations, 1967-1973. Associate director American-Arab Association Commerce and Industry, 1973-1974, executive director, 1975-1977. Board of directors Middle East Institute, Princeton-in-Asia.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Served Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member Phi Beta Kappa. Club: Princeton (New York City).


    • Married Natalie Jane Stirling, April. Children: George Emerson, Jane Stirling (Mistress.
    • father: George Emerson Barnes
    • mother: Myrtle Kendall (Montague) Barnes
    • spouse: Natalie Jane Stirling
    • children: George Emerson Barnes
    • Jane Stirling (Mrs Barnes
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    Died October 24, 1977
    (aged 63)