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Donald R. Heath

Donald R. Heath, American ambassador. With United States Army, 1917-1919, 1st lieutenant infantry American Expeditionary Force, 1918-1919. Member Council Foreign Relations, Metropolitan Club, University Club, Phi Delta Theta.

Background

  • HEATH, Donald R. was born on August 12, 1894 in Topeka, Kansas, United States. Son of Hubert A. and Estelle (Read) Heath.

  • Education

    • Student, Washburn College. Doctor of Laws, Washburn College. Student, University Montpellier, France.

    Career

    • White House correspondent United Press, 1920. Vice consul Bucharest, Romania, 1921-1923. Consul Warsaw, Poland, 1923-1925, Berne, Switzerland, 1925-1929.

      Chargé d'affaires ad interim Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1929-1930. Consul and 2d secretary, 1932-1933. Assistant chief Division Latin-American Affairs, United States Department State, 1933-1937, chief Division North and West Coast Affairs, 1944.

      1st secretary American embassy, Berlin, 1938-1941, counselor Santiago, Chile, 1941-1944. Counselor to the United States political adviser for Germany. Director political affairs Office of Military Governor for Germany (United States), 1944.

      United States minister to Bulgaria, 1947-1950. United States minister to Associated States of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. 1st ambassador to Cambodia and Vietnam, 1952.

      Also minister plenipotentiary to Laos. Ambassador to Lebanon, 1955. To Saudi Arabia, 1958-1961.

      Vice president Foreign Bondholders Protective Council, 1961-1967, president, 1967-1971, chairman executive committee, 1972, consultant, 1973-1981. Regents professor University of California at Los Angeles, 1962-1963. Lecturer on foreign affairs.

    Membership

    With United States Army, 1917-1919, 1st lieutenant infantry American Expeditionary Force, 1918-1919. Member Council Foreign Relations, Metropolitan Club, University Club, Phi Delta Theta.

    Connections

    • Married Sue Louise Bell, October 10, 1920. Children: Sue Louise, Donald.
    • father: Hubert A. Heath
    • mother: Estelle (Read) Heath
    • spouse: Sue Louise Bell
    • children: Sue Louise Heath
    • Donald Heath
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    Born August 12, 1894
    Died October 15, 1981
    (aged 87)
    • 1920
      White House correspondent United Press
    • 1921 - 1923
      vice consul Bucharest
      Romania
    • 1923 - 1925
      consul Warsaw
      Poland
    • 1925 - 1929
      consul Warsaw
      Berne, Indiana, United States
    • 1929 - 1930
      charg+? d'affaires ad interim Port-au-Prince
      Haiti
    • 1932 - 1933
      consul and 2nd secretary
    • 1933 - 1937
      assistant, chief Division Latin-American Affairs
    • 1938 - 1941
      1st secretary, American embassy
      Berlin, Germany, Germany
    • 1944
      assistant, chief Division Latin-American Affairs
    • 1944
      director, political affairs Office of Military Governor for Germany (United States)
    • 1947 - 1950
      United States minister to Bulgaria
    • 1952
      1st ambassador, to Cambodia and Vietnam
    • 1955
      ambassador, to Lebanon
    • 1958 - 1961
      to Saudi Arabia
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