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Philip Harold Trezise, American government official. Decorated Order of Rising Sun (Japan); recipient President's award for distinguished federal civilian service, 1965, Distinguished Honor award Department State, 1971, Distinguished Alumnus award University Michigan, 1980.


Trezise, Philip Harold was born on May 27, 1912 in Calumet, Michigan, United States. Son of Norman and Emma (Anderson) Trezise.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1936;Master of Arts, University of Michigan, 1939;student, National War College, 1949-1950.


Research associate, University of Michigan, 1940-1941;fellow, Social Science Research Council, 1941-1942;official, Office Defense Transportation, 1942-1943;with, Department State, 1946-1971;advisor United States delegation to, United Nations Commision on Indonesian question, 1948;consultant report to President on foreign economics policy, United Nations Commision on Indonesian question, 1950;deputy director, Office Intelligence Researchintelligence activities, Office Intelligence Research, 1952-1955;member policy planning staff, Office Intelligence Research, 1956-1957;minister economics affairs, American embassy, Tokyo, 1957-1961;deputy assistant secretary for economics affairs, Department State, 1961-1965;United States ambassador to, Organization of European Cooperation and Development, Paris, France, 1966-1969;assistant secretary state economics affairs, 1969-1971;member, Washington Policy Council International Management and Development Institutemember, Trilateral Commission, 1976-1983. Senior fellow Brookings Institution, since 1971. Adjunct professor department political science Columbia University, 1978.

Director Bank of Tokyo Trust Company, 1976, Atlantic Council. Member National Commission Supplies and Shortages, 1975-1976.


President Japan-American Society, 1973-1976. Served as lieutenant Office of Strategic Services United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Council Foreign Relations, Diplomatic Consular Officers Retired, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Ruth Elenor Dorsey, November 26, 1938. Children: John Dorsey, David Philip.

Norman Trezise

Emma (Anderson) Trezise

Ruth Elenor Dorsey

John Dorsey Trezise

David Philip Trezise