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Malcolm Toon

Malcolm Toon was American ambassador. Decorated Bronze Star with combat V.

Background

  • Toon, Malcolm was born on July 4, 1916 in Troy, New York, United States. Son of George and Margaret Harcomb (Broadfoot) Toon.

  • Education

    • AB, Tufts University, 1937. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Tufts University, 1977. Master of Arts, Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, 1938.

      Student, Middlebury College, 1950. Student, Harvard University, 1951. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Middlebury College, 1978.

      Honorary Doctor of Laws, Drexel University, 1980. Honorary Doctor of Laws, American College Switzerland, 1985. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Grove City College, 1990.

    Career

    • Foreign service officer, 1946-1979. Assigned successively Warsaw, Budapest, Moscow, Rome, Berlin, Washington, 1946-1960. Assigned United States Embassy, London, 1960-1963, counselor political affairs Moscow, 1963-1967.

      With United States Department State, Washington, 1967-1969, United States ambassador to Czechoslovakia Prague, 1969-1971, United States ambassador to Yugoslavia Belgrade, 1971-1975, United States ambassador to Israel Tel Aviv, 1975-1976, United States ambassador to to Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Moscow, 1976-1979. Member United States delegate Nuclear Test Conference, Geneva, 1958-1959, Four Power Working Group, Washington, London, Paris, 1959, Foreign Ministers Conference, Geneva, 1969, Ten Nation Disarmament Committee, Geneva, 1960. Member Strategic Arms Limitation Talks II delegate, 1977-1979, United States-Soviet Summit Conference, Vienna, 1979.

      Brennen professor University North Carolina, Asheville, 1981. Finch professor Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1982. Allis-Chalmers chair Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1982.

    Membership

    Trustee emeritus Tufts University. Board overseers Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, 1992. Former chairman United States Delegation to Joint United States Russian Commission on Prisoner Of War's, Master of International Affairs's.

    Served from ensign to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, tennis, hunting, fishing.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Jane Taylor, August 28, 1943 (deceased). Children: Barbara, Alan, Nancy.
    • father: George Toon
    • mother: Margaret Harcomb (Broadfoot) Toon
    • spouse: Elizabeth Jane Taylor
    • children: Barbara Toon
    • Alan Toon
    • Nancy Toon
    Malcolm Toon
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    Born July 4, 1916
    Died February 12, 2009
    (aged 92)
    Nationality
    • 1937
      Tufts University
    • 1977
      Tufts University
    • 1938
      Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy
    • 1950
      Middlebury College
    • 1951
      Harvard University
    • 1978
      Middlebury College
    • 1980
      Drexel University
    • 1985
      American College Switzerland
    • 1990
      Grove City College
    • 1946 - 1960
      assigned successively Warsaw
      Moscow, Idaho, United States
    • 1946 - 1960
      counsel or political affairs
      Moscow Rome, Berlin, Washington
    • 1946 - 1979
      Foreign service officer
    • 1960 - 1963
      assigned United States Embassy
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1969 - 1971
      United States ambassador, to Czechoslovakia Prague
    • 1971 - 1975
      United States ambassador, to Yugoslavia Belgrade
    • 1975 - 1976
      United States ambassador, to Israel Tel Aviv
    • 1976 - 1979
      United States ambassador, to to Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Moscow
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