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diplomat , writer

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

Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Harvard, 1940;special student, Johns Hopkins, 1967-1968.

Career

Foreign service officer, 1947-1970;training Russian language, Foreign Service Institute3d 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, Department of State, 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, Foreign Service Institute, Department of State, 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, United Nations Fund for Population Activities, 1972-1974;principal investigator KAL 007 project, Fund for Constitutional Government, since 1984.

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