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Foreign service officer

Bart Nelson Stephens, American former foreign service officer. Decorated Bronze Star with combat V, Purple Heart.; recipient Meritorious Service award United States Information Agency, 1956, medal for civilian service in Vietnam, 1968, Civilian award United States European Command, 1973.


Stephens, Bart Nelson was born on May 29, 1922 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Son of Bart Dannelly and Lura Lee (Cannon) Stephens.


AB, Duke, 1943; Graduate, United States Naval Reserve Midshipman School, Notre Dame, 1944. AM, Harvard, 1947.


Divisional assistant Greece-Turkey-Iran section, public affairs overseas program staff Department State, 1948-1949. Assistant public affairs officer Thessaloniki, Greece, 1950. Assistant information officer Athens, 1950-1951.

Public affairs officer Patras, Greece, 1951-1954 and, Thessaloniki, 1954. Director Amerika Haus, Nuernberg, Germany, 1955-1959. Member cultural council City of Nuernberg, 1958-1959.

Management analyst United States Information Agency, Washington, 1959-1961. Cultural attache American Embassy, Warsaw, Poland, 1963-1965. Director American Cultural Center, Saigon, Vietnam, 1967-1968.

1st secretary, regional projects officer American Embassy, Vienna, Austria, 1968-1970. Consul, public affairs officer American consulate general Stuttgart, Germany, 1970-1973. Area coordinator (Europe) United States Information Agency, Washington, 1973, seminar-conference Programming officer, 1973-1974.

Deputy director Office International Arts Affairs, Department State, 1974-1976. Counselor cultural affairs officer American Embassy, Bangkok, 1977-1982. Counselor Senior Foreign Service.


Vice chairman, board directors Thailand-United States Educational Foundation, 1977-1982. Board directors John F. Kennedy Foundation, Thailand, 1977-1982, John E. Peurifoy Foundation, 1979-1982, Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, 1992-1993. Executive secretary Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Selection Committee, Thailand, 1977-1982.

Member winter forums committee Sweet Briar College, 1990-1996. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946, PTO. Member American Foreign Service Association, Society Lees of Virginia, Siam Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Pi Kappa Phi.


Married Barrett Krausz, January 7, 1950. Children: Tracey Rainier, Schuyler Barrett, Holly Cannon, Sinah Kendall Lee.

Bart Dannelly Stephens

Lura Lee (Cannon) Stephens

Barrett Krausz

Tracey Rainier Stephens

Schuyler Barrett Stephens

Holly Cannon Stephens

Sinah Kendall Lee Stephens