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Foreign service officer , lecturer , author

Richard Townsend Davies, American Author, lecturer, former foreign service officer. Recipient Honor award United States Information Agency, 1968. Member, board directors Partners for Democratic Change, San Francisco, since 1990. With Army of the United States, 1942-1945.

Background

Davies, Richard Townsend was born on May 28, 1920 in Brooklyn. Son of John Washington and Laura (Townsend) Davies.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1942.

Career

Instructor German, Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, 1946-1947;3d secretary American embassy, Warsaw, Poland, 1947-1949;2d secretary, Moscow, 1951-1953;2d secretary, Kabul, Afghanistan, 1955-1958;political officer international staff, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Parispolitical officer international staff, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, France, 1953-1955;public affairs adviser, Office Soviet Union Affairs, Department State, Washington, 1958-1961;1st secretary, Moscow, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1961-1962;counselor political affairs, Moscow, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1962-1963;deputy executive secretary, Department of State, Washington, 1964;assistant director (Soviet Union and Eastern Europe), United States Information Agency, Washington, 1965-1968;United States consul general, Calcutta, India, 1968-1969;member planning and coordination staff, Department State, 1969-1970;deputy assistant secretary state for European affairs, 1970-1972;United States ambassador to Poland, 1972-1978;guest scholar, Kennan Institute Advanced Russian Studies, Washington, 1978-1980;retired, 1980;president, Research Center for Religion and Human Rights in Closed Socs., Ltd., New York City, since 1982.

Membership

Member, board directors Partners for Democratic Change, San Francisco, since 1990. With Army of the United States, 1942-1945.

Connections

Married Jean Stevens, December 5, 1949. Children– John Stevens, Michael Hardie, Glyn Townsend, Stephen Arthur.

father:
John Washington Davies

mother:
Laura (Townsend) Davies

spouse:
Jean Stevens

children:
John Stevens Davies

Michael Hardie Davies

Glyn Townsend Davies

Stephen Arthur Davies