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Philip Mayer Kaiser, American ambassador. Decorated knight Commander Austrian Government, Cross of Order of Merit of Republic of Hungary. Board directors American Ditchley Foundation, Partners for Democratic Change, Council American Ambassadors, Association Diplomatic Studies, American Academy Diplomacy. Member American Association Rhodes Scholars, Council Foreign Relations, Washington Institute for Foreign Affairs, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Kaiser, Philip Mayer was born on July 12, 1913 in Brooklyn. Son of Morris and Temma (Sloven) Kaiser.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Wisconsin, 1935; Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts (Rhodes scholar), Balliol College, Oxford (England) University, 1939.

Career

Economist, board governors Federal Reserve System, 1939-1942. Chief project operations staff, also chief planning staff enemy branch Board Economic Warfare and Foreign Economic Administration, 1942-1946. Expert on international organization affairs United States Department State, 1946, executive assistant to assistant secretary international labor affairs, 1946-1947.

Director Office International Affairs, United States Department Labor, 1947-1949, assistant secretary labor for international affairs, 1949-1953. Labor advisory Committee for Free Europe, 1954. Special assistant to Governor W. Averell Harriman State of New York, Albany, 1955-1958.

Professor international relations School International Service American University, 1958-1961. United States ambassador to Senegal & Mauritania United States Department State, 1961-1964. Minister American Embassy, London, England, 1964-1969.

Chairman Encyclopedia British International Ltd., 1969-1975. Director Guinness Mahon Holdings, Ltd., 1975-1977. United States ambassador to Hungary United States Department State, Budapest, 1977-1980, United States ambassador to Austria Vienna, 1980-1981.

Professorial lecturer Johns Hopkins School Advanced International Studies, 1981—1983, Woodrow Wilson visiting fellow, 1984. Senior consultant Socially Responsible Investment International, 1981-1997. Member interdependent committee to develop programs under Marshall Plan, 1947—1948, interdependent committee to develop programs for Greek-Turkish aid and Point 4 Technology Assistance, 1947—1949, International delegate to Hungary's Parliamentary elections, 1990.

Special ambassador for President Kennedy to Rwanda for its independent day, 62.

Membership

Board of directors American Ditchley Foundation, Partners for Democratic Change, Soros Hungarian Foundation, Council American Ambs., Association Diplomatic Studies, American Academy Diplomacy. Member American Association Rhodes Scholars, Council Foreign Rels., Washington Institute for Foreign Affairs, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Hannah Greeley, June 16, 1939. Children: Robert Greeley, David Elmore, Charles Roger.

father:
Morris Kaiser

mother:
Temma (Sloven) Kaiser

spouse:
Hannah Greeley

children:
Charles Roger Kaiser

Robert Greeley Kaiser

David Elmore Kaiser