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Thorsten Valentine Kalijarvi

Thorsten Valentine Kalijarvi, American diplomat.

Background

  • Kalijarvi, Thorsten Valentine was born on December 22, 1897 in Gardner, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Gustaf and Ida Christina (Kuniholm) Kalijarvi.

  • Education

    • AB, Clark University, 1920. AM, Clark University, 1923. Carnegie Endowment fellow, Harvard University, 1922.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Berlin, 1935.

    Career

    • Head department polit science University New Hampshire, 1927, professor government, 1939-1945. Executive director New Hampshire state Planning and Development Commission, 1942-1947. Principal analyst European Affairs, Legislation Reformed Service, Library. of Congress, 1947.

      Research counsel in international relations, 1947-1950. Senior specialist Foreign Affairs, 1950-1952. Staff associate, consultant Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1947-1953, deputy assistant secretary state for economic affairs, assistant secretary state, 1953-1957, 57.

      United States ambassador to El Salvador, consultant Department of State, 1957-1961, 61. Dean of faculty Cape Cod Community College, 1964-1992. Lecturer history and government American University, 1947-1953, director Institute on Communism and American Constitutionalism, 1963.

      Adjunct professor, 1964-1992. Lecturer Johns Hopkins University, 1952-1953. Public panel member War Labor Board, Region I.

      Arbitrator labor disputes.

    Works

    • Author: Recent American Foreign Policy, 1952, Modern World Politics, 1953, Soviet Power and Policy, 1954, Central America, Land of Lords and Lizards, 1962. Editor: Fascism in Action, 1948. Contributor articles to professional publications.

    Membership

    Director Manchester Public Forum, 1937. Served in S.A.T.C., 1918. Fellow American Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Member American Society International Law, American Political Science Association, American Arbitration Association, National Academy Economic and Political Science, Washington Institute World Affairs, American Legion, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Gamma Mu, Davor Club, Cosmos Club.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Corbett Knight, September 4, 1926. 1 child, June.
    • father: Gustaf Kalijarvi
    • mother: Ida Christina (Kuniholm) Kalijarvi
    • spouse: Dorothy Corbett Knight
    • child: June Kalijarvi
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    Born December 22, 1897
    • 1920
      Clark University
    • 1923
      Clark University
    • 1922
      Harvard University
    • 1935
      University Berlin
    • 1942 - 1947
      executive, director New Hampshire state Planning and Development Commission
    • 1947
      principal analyst, European Affairs
    • 1947 - 1950
      research counsel, in international relations
    • 1950 - 1952
      senior, specialist Foreign Affairs
    • 1957 - 1961
      United States ambassador, Department of State
    • 1957 - 1961
      consultant, Department of State
    • 1964 - 1992
      dean of faculty Cape Cod Community College
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