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Foreign service officer

Edwin Allan Lightner,, American foreign service officer. Woodrow Wilson senior fellow, 1973. Member Metropolitan Club (Washington).


Lightner,, Edwin Allan was born on December 8, 1907 in New York City.


AB, Princeton University, 1930. Graduate, National War College, 1949.


Joined Foreign Svc.,, unites states department State, Washington, 1930;assigned to, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil, 1930-1935;assigned to, Argentina, Latvia, Oslo, 1935-1940;assigned to, Moscow, Stockholm, 1942-1943;assistant political adviser, United States member, European Advisory Commission, London, 1944-1945;assistant chief, then associate chief Center European affairs, unites states department State, 1945-1948;deputy director Office Political Affairs, United States High Commission, Frankfurt, Germany, 1949-1951;deputy chief mission, counselor, American Embassy, Seoul, 1951-1953;United States land commissioner for Bavaria, Munich, 1953-1956;deputy assistant secretary state for public affairs, unites states department State, 1956-1959;assistant chief of mission and United States minister, Berlin, 1959-1963;United States ambassador to Kingdom of Libya, 1963-1965;State Department representative, Water Resources Task Force, 1965-1966;deputy commandant foreign affairs, National War College, 1966-1969;ambassador-in-residence, Dayton Miami Valley Consortium, 1969-1970.


Member Metropolitan Club (Washington).


Edwin Allan and Helen Cleveland (Chute) L. Married Dorothy M. Boyce, 1953. Children: Edwin Allan III, John Boyce, Mary Elizabeth.

Dorothy M. Boyce

Edwin Allan III Lightner,

John Boyce Lightner,

Mary Elizabeth Lightner,