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Elim O’Shaughnessy

Elim O’Shaughnessy, German diplomat.


  • O’Shaughnessy, Elim was born on August 3, 1907 in Berlin, Germany. Son of Nelson and Edith (Coues) O’S. (parents American citizens).

  • Education

    • Student College de Normandie, 1919-1922, Canterbury School, 1922-1925, Yale, 1925-1926. Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1930.


    • Foreign service officer, 1937. Served Warsaw, Ooland, 1937-1938. 3d secretary American Embassy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1939-1944.

      2d secretary, Paris, France, 1944-1947. Assistant chief Division Western European Affairs, 1948. Officer in charge French-Iberian Affairs, 1949-1951.

      Counselor of Embassy, United States Embassy, Moscow, The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1951-1958, Belgrade, 1957-1960, American Embassy London, 1960-1964, charge d’affaires Budapest, Hungary, since 1964.


    Clubs: Metropolitan (Washington).


    • Married Mary Wilson Cutler, October 1957. Children: Elise, Nelson, Sophie.
    • father: Nelson Am
    • mother: Edith (Coues) O’S. (parents Am
    • spouse: Mary Wilson Cutler
    • children: Elise O’Shaughnessy
    • Nelson O’Shaughnessy
    • Sophie O’Shaughnessy
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    Born August 3, 1907
    Died September 24, 1966
    (aged 59)