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Walter Dowling

Walter Dowling, former United States ambassador, educator. Recipient Grand Cross of Merit, Federal Republic Germany, Gold Badge Order of Merit (Republic of Austria). Member Atlantic Council United States (governor 1969-1977), Council Foreign Relations, Sons of the American Revolution, Pi Kappa Alpha.

Background

  • Dowling, Walter was born on August 4, 1905 in Atkinson, Georgia. Son of Walter and Alice (Benton) Dowling.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Mercer U., 1925. Doctor of Laws, Seoul National U., 1959, Mercer U., 1961, U. Maryland., 1962.

    Career

    • Bank clerk, 1925-1929. Secretary, 1929-1931. Foreign service officer, 1932-1963, vice consul Oslo, 1932-1936, Lisbon, 1936-1938, 3d secretary, Rome, 1938-1941, 2d secretary and vice consul, Rio de Janeiro, 1941-1944, foreign service officer Office United States Republican, Advisory Council for Italy, 1944, 2d secretary and consul, Rome, 1945, assistant chief div.

      Southern European affairs Department State, 1945-1947, associate chief, 1947-1949, acting chief, 1949, counselor of legation, Vienna, 1949, United States deputy high commissioner for Austria, 1950, rank of minister, 1952, deputy high commissioner for Germany, 1953, minister American embassy, Bonn, 1955-1956, ambassador to Korea, 1956-1959, assistant secretary state for European affairs, 1959, United States ambassador to West Germany, 1959-1963, career ambassador, 1962. Director general Atlantic Institute, Paris, 1963-1969, Board of Governors, 1963-1977. Visiting professor political science Mercer U., 1970-1977.

      Chairman international council Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1964-1969. Board directors National Carl Schurz Association, Philadelphia, 1964-1977, Historic Savannah Foundation, 1970-1972. Trustee Telfair Academy, 1972-1976.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Atlantic Council United States (governor 1969-1977), Council Foreign Relations, Sons of the American Revolution, Pi Kappa Alpha. Clubs: Metropolitan (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Alice Jernigan, December 17, 1930. Children: Patricia Dowling (Mistress.
    • father: Walter Dowling
    • mother: Alice (Benton) Dowling
    • spouse: Alice Jernigan
    • child: Patricia Dowling (Mrs Dowling
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    Born August 4, 1905
    Died July 1, 1977
    (aged 71)
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