Party affiliation: Republican
John Lindsley Tappin, American ambassador. Decorated Legion of Merit, Army Commendation Ribbon (United States); Order of British Empire; Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with palm (France); Commander’s Cross Order of Palonia Restituta; Commander Crown of Italy; Czechoslovak War Cross; Brazilian Medalha da Guerra.
1 daughter, Halina Huntington. Engaged in merchandising, selling, public relations, New York City, 1928-1940. Civilian technical consultant G-3 div.
War Department, 1940-1942. Assistant to under secretary commerce, 1947-1948. Special assistant to deputy United States special representative in Europe, ECA, 1948-1950, special assistant to deputy administrator in Washington, 1950-1952.
Director foreign origins div. National Citizens for Eisenhower-Nixon Headquarters, also consultant personal staff President-Elect Eisenhower, 1952-1953. Consultant to secretary of state, also special assistant to under secretary of state for administration, 1953-1954.
United States ambassador to Libya, since 1954.