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Consul and Second Secretary of Legation

Donald R. Heath, American Ambassador. With United States Army, 1917-1919, First 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;consul, 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,, unites states department State, 1933-1937;chief Division North and West Coast Affairs, unites states department State, 1944;1st secretary, American embassy, Berlin, 1938-1941;counselor, American embassy, Santiago, Chile, 1941-1944;counselor to the United States political adviser for Germanydirector 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 Laosambassador to Lebanon, 1955;to Saudi Arabia, 1958-1961;vice president, Foreign Bondholders Protective Council, 1961-1967;president, Foreign Bondholders Protective Council, 1967-1971;chairman of the executive committee, Foreign Bondholders Protective Council, 1972;consultant, Foreign Bondholders Protective Council, 1973-1981. Regents professor University of California at Los Angeles, 1962-1963. Lecturer on foreign affairs.

Membership

With United States Army, 1917-1919, First 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