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SHirley LEvoy Abbott Edit Profile

diplomat , politician , member of the Texas House of Representatives , optometry , United States Ambassador to Lesotho

SHirley LEvoy Abbott, American ambassador. Decorated knight King Juan Carlos of Spain, 1977. Regional administrator American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, 1973-1976.

Background

Abbott, SHirley LEvoy was born on July 23, 1924 in Fairview, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Aaron Floyd and Vera (Goodwin) Abbott.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Pacific University, 1952. Doctor of Optometry, Pacific University, 1953.

Career

Born in Fairview, Oklahoma, Abbott lived on a dairy farm in Minnesota with his family and then moved to El Paso, Texas. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He received his bachelor and optometrist degrees from Pacific University. He then practiced optometry in El Paso and was a rancher.

He served in the Texas House of Representatives as a Republican 1977-1978. In 1983, Abbott was appointed United States Ambassador to Lesotho by President Ronald Reagan. Abbott died in Coronado, California.

Membership

Regional administrator American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, 1973-1976.

Connections

Married Arline Emma Beahler, May 5, 1945. 1 child, Alan Roy.

father:
Aaron Floyd Abbott

mother:
Vera (Goodwin) Abbott

spouse:
Arline Emma Beahler

child:
Alan Roy Abbott