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Samuel Ellison Belk, III, American cultural activist, former government foreign policy officer. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient Presidential Commendation, 1965.


III, Samuel Ellison Belk, was born on June 9, 1920 in Monroe, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Patrick and Sarah (Nisbet) B.


Bachelor, University North Carolina, 1949. Master of Arts, University California, 1952. Postgraduate, University London, 1950.

Postgraduate, London School of Economics, 1950.


Foreign policy officer, United States Government, Washington, 1952-1959;foreign policy officer, National Security Council, The White House, Washington, 1959-1965;United Nations affairs officer, unites states department of State, Washington, 1965-1967;assistant director international education program, unites states department of State, Washington, 1967-1979;patron, founder, The Canterbury Cathedral Trust In American, Washington, since 1987.


Member Council of Friends, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, 1977-1980. Trustee American University of Rome, Washington, 1979-1980. Founding trustee Friends of English Heritage, Washington, 1987.

Officer Order of St. John of Jerusalem, since 1987. Served as captain United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member of F Street.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: Anglophile studies and pursuits, music, swimming, traveling.


Married Joanne Hebb, September 8, 1949 (divorced 1964). 1 child, Samuel Ellison IV.

James Patrick B.

Sarah (Nisbet) B.

Joanne Hebb

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