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John Keppel

John Keppel, American writer, former diplomat. Decorated Bronze Star medal with clusters; Croix de Guerre (France). Served from private to captain, infantry Army of the United States, 1941-1946.

Background

  • Keppel, John was born on August 21, 1917 in Quogue, Long Island, New York, United States. Son of David and Dorothy (Vickery) Keppel.

  • Education

    • AB cum laude, Harvard, 1940. Special student, Johns Hopkins, 1968.

    Career

    • Foreign service officer, 1947-1970. Training Russian language Foreign Service Institute. 3d secretary, vice consul Moscow, 1947-1950.

      2d secretary, consul, 1953-1955. Assigned Frankfurt, 1950. 2d secretary, vice consul Seoul, Korea, 1951-1952.

      Consul, 1952; assigned Regensberg, 1952. 2d secretary Rome, 1955-1956. 1st secretary, 1957; deputy chief division research and analysis, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, Eastern Europe Department of State, Washington, 1958, chief bloc international political activities division, 1959-1961.

      Deputy director office of research and analysis for Sino-Soviet bloc, 1961. Fellow Center for International Affairs, Harvard, 1961-1962. Counsellor of embassy political affairs Rio de Janeiro, 1962-1964.

      Senior training officer Foreign Service Institute, Department of State, Washington, 1965-1966, chairman division political studies, 1966-1967. Special student Johns Hopkins, 1967-1968. Deputy special assistant to secretary state, 1968-1969.

      Chief operations staff United Nations Fund for Population Activities, 1969-1972, assistant director, 1972-1974. Principal investigator KAL 007 project Fund for Constitutional Government, 1984-1998.

    Membership

    Served from private to captain, infantry Army of the United States, 1941-1946.

    Connections

    • Married Grace Marjorie Wood, June 7, 1952. 1 son, David.
    • father: David Keppel
    • mother: Dorothy (Vickery) Keppel
    • spouse: Grace Marjorie Wood
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    Died June 23, 2003
    (aged 85)
    Nationality
    • 1940
      Harvard
    • 1968
      Johns Hopkins
    • 1947 - 1970
      Foreign service officer
    • 1947 - 1950
      3d secretary
    • 1950
      assigned Frankfurt
    • 1951 - 1952
      2nd secretary
    • 1952
      consul
    • 1952
      assigned Regensberg
    • 1953 - 1955
      2nd secretary
    • 1955 - 1956
      2nd secretary, Rome
    • 1957
      1st secretary
    • 1958
      deputy chief division research and analysis
      Washington, United States
    • 1961 - 1962
      fellow, Center for International Affairs
      Harvard, Illinois, United States
    • 1961
      deputy director, office of research and analysis for Sino-Soviet bloc
    • 1962 - 1964
      counsel, lor of embassy political affairs Rio de Janeiro
    • 1965 - 1966
      senior, training officer Foreign Service Institute
      Washington, United States
    • 1967 - 1968
      special student Johns Hopkins
    • 1968 - 1969
      deputy special assistant, to secretary state
    • 1984 - 1998
      principal investigator KAL 007 project Fund for Constitutional Government
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