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David McKendree Key

David McKendree Key, Japanese foreign service officer. Served with United States Marine Corps, World War I. Member of Alibi (Washington), Dacor House (Washington).

Background

  • Key, David McKendree was born on February 4, 1900 in Tokyo. Son of Albert Lenoir and Grace (Condit-Smith) Key.

  • Education

    • Student, The Groton School, Massachusetts, 1918. AB, Harvard, 1922; Postgraduate, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, England, 1923. Postgraduate, Georgetown School Foreign Service, Washington, 1924.

    Career

    • Detailed to Department State, 1925. Vice consul of career at Antwerp, Belgium, 1926. 3d secretary embassy Berlin, 1927, London, England, 1929.

      Attended Disarmament Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, 1932, London Economic Conference, 1933. Assistant chief Division Current Information, 1934. Consul, 2d secretary Ottawa, Ontario, 1936.

      1st secretary embassy Rome, 1940. Assistant liaison officer Department State, 1941-1944. Consul general Barcelona, Spain, 1944-1945.

      Counselor of embassy Rome, 1945-1946, Rio do Janeiro, Brazil, 1947-1949. Ambassador to Burma, 1950-1952. Far Eastern adviser United States delegate 6th, 7th, 8th general assemblies United Nations, 1952-1953.

      Assistant secretary state international organization affairs, 1953-1955. General manager American Foreign Service Association, 1957-1961. President Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired Inc., 1957-1958.

    Membership

    Served with United States Marine Corps, World War I. Member of Alibi (Washington), Dacor House (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Marjorie Wright, February 7, 1925. Children– Albert Lenoir II, David McKendree, Marjorie.
    • father: Albert Lenoir Key
    • mother: Grace (Condit-Smith) Key
    • spouse: Marjorie Wright
    • children: Albert Lenoir II Key
    • David McKendree Key
    • Marjorie Key
    David McKendree Key
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    Born February 4, 1900
    Died July 15, 1988
    (aged 88)
    Nationality
    • 1918
      The Groton School
    • 1922
      Harvard
    • 1923
      Gonville and Caius College
    • 1924
      Georgetown School Foreign Service
    • 1925
      Detailed to Department State
    • 1926
      vice consul of career at Antwerp
      Belgium
    • 1927
      3d secretary, embassy Berlin
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1929
      3d secretary, embassy Berlin
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1932
      attended Disarmament Conference
      Geneva, Illinois, United States
    • 1934
      assistant, chief Division Current Information
    • 1940
      1st secretary, embassy Rome
    • 1941 - 1944
      assistant, liaison officer Department State
    • 1944 - 1945
      consul general, Barcelona
      Spain
    • 1945 - 1946
      counsel, or of embassy Rome
    • 1947 - 1949
      counsel, or of embassy Rome
      Brazil
    • 1950 - 1952
      ambassador, to Burma
    • 1952 - 1953
      Far Eastern adviser United States delaware 6th
    • 1953 - 1955
      assistant, secretary state international organization affairs
    • 1957 - 1961
      general manager, American Foreign Service Association
    • 1957 - 1958
      president, Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired Incorporated
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