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Thorsten Valentine Kalijarvi, American diplomat.


Kalijarvi, Thorsten Valentine was born on December 22, 1897 in Gardner, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Gustaf and Ida Christina (Kuniholm) Kalijarvi.


AB, Clark University, 1920. AM, Clark University, 1923. Carnegie Endowment fellow, Harvard University, 1922.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Berlin, 1935.


Head department polit science University New Hampshire, 1927, professor government, 1939-1945. Executive director New Hampshire state Planning and Development Commission, 1942-1947. Principal analyst European Affairs, Legislation Reformed Service, Library. of Congress, 1947.

Research counsel in international relations, 1947-1950. Senior specialist Foreign Affairs, 1950-1952. Staff associate, consultant Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1947-1953, deputy assistant secretary state for economic affairs, assistant secretary state, 1953-1957, 57.

United States ambassador to El Salvador, consultant Department of State, 1957-1961, 61. Dean of faculty Cape Cod Community College, 1964-1992. Lecturer history and government American University, 1947-1953, director Institute on Communism and American Constitutionalism, 1963.

Adjunct professor, 1964-1992. Lecturer Johns Hopkins University, 1952-1953. Public panel member War Labor Board, Region I.

Arbitrator labor disputes.



Director Manchester Public Forum, 1937. Served in S.A.T.C., 1918. Fellow American Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Member American Society International Law, American Political Science Association, American Arbitration Association, National Academy Economic and Political Science, Washington Institute World Affairs, American Legion, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Gamma Mu, Davor Club, Cosmos Club.


Married Dorothy Corbett Knight, September 4, 1926. 1 child, June.

Gustaf Kalijarvi

Ida Christina (Kuniholm) Kalijarvi

Dorothy Corbett Knight

June Kalijarvi