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ambassador , diplomatist

Malcolm Toon was American ambassador. Decorated Bronze Star with combat V.


Toon, Malcolm was born on July 4, 1916 in Troy, New York, United States. Son of George and Margaret Harcomb (Broadfoot) Toon.


AB, Tufts University, 1937. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Tufts University, 1977. Master of Arts, Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, 1938.

Student, Middlebury College, 1950. Student, Harvard University, 1951. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Middlebury College, 1978.

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Drexel University, 1980. Honorary Doctor of Laws, American College Switzerland, 1985. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Grove City College, 1990.


Foreign service officer, 1946-1979. Assigned successively Warsaw, Budapest, Moscow, Rome, Berlin, Washington, 1946-1960. Assigned United States Embassy, London, 1960-1963, counselor political affairs Moscow, 1963-1967.

With United States Department State, Washington, 1967-1969, United States ambassador to Czechoslovakia Prague, 1969-1971, United States ambassador to Yugoslavia Belgrade, 1971-1975, United States ambassador to Israel Tel Aviv, 1975-1976, United States ambassador to to Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Moscow, 1976-1979. Member United States delegate Nuclear Test Conference, Geneva, 1958-1959, Four Power Working Group, Washington, London, Paris, 1959, Foreign Ministers Conference, Geneva, 1969, Ten Nation Disarmament Committee, Geneva, 1960. Member Strategic Arms Limitation Talks II delegate, 1977-1979, United States-Soviet Summit Conference, Vienna, 1979.

Brennen professor University North Carolina, Asheville, 1981. Finch professor Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1982. Allis-Chalmers chair Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1982.


Trustee emeritus Tufts University. Board overseers Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, 1992. Former chairman United States Delegation to Joint United States Russian Commission on Prisoner Of War's, Master of International Affairs's.

Served from ensign to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.


  • Other Interests

    Golf, tennis, hunting, fishing.


Married Elizabeth Jane Taylor, August 28, 1943 (deceased). Children: Barbara, Alan, Nancy.

George Toon

Margaret Harcomb (Broadfoot) Toon

Elizabeth Jane Taylor

Barbara Toon

Alan Toon

Nancy Toon