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Armistead Inge Selden,, American ambassador, lawyer. Bar: Alabama 1948. Recipient Special Order Law and Culture for Inter-American Service, Mexican Academy International Law, 1963, commendation President Philippines, 1968, Distinguished Civilian medal United States Department Defense, 1972.


Selden,, Armistead Inge was born on February 20, 1921 in Greensboro, Alabama, United States. Son of Armistead Inge and Eith Manson (Cobbs) Selden.


Bachelor, University of South, 1942. Bachelor of Laws, University of South, 1948.


Practiced in, Greensboro, 1948-1952, Washington, 1969-1970, 73-74. Member Alabama House of Representatives, 1950-1952. Member 83d to 91st congresses from Alabama district.

Member Foreign Affairs Committee, 1955-1969, chairman subcommittee on inter-American affairs, 1959-1969. Principal deputy assistant secretary for international security affairs Office Secretary Defense, 1970-1972, consultant United States Department Defense, 1972-1973. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to New Zealand, Western Samoa, Fiji and Tonga, 1974-1979.


  • Bar: Alabama 1948.


Trustee University of South. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member American Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Blue Key, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Delta Phi.


Married Mary Jane Wright, August 21, 1948. Children: Armistead Inge III, Martee Graham, Jack Wright, Edith Cobbs, Thomas Lawson.

Armistead Inge Selden,

Eith Manson (Cobbs) Selden,

Mary Jane Wright

Armistead Inge III Selden,

Martee Graham Selden,

Jack Wright Selden,

Edith Cobbs Selden,

Thomas Lawson Selden,