Walter John Stoessel Edit Profile
AB, Stanford, 1941; Student, Russian Institute, Columbia University, 1950. Student, Center International Affairs, Harvard University, 1960.
Foreign service officer, 1942-1986. Vice consul, 3d secretary embassy Caracas, Venezuela, 1942-1944. 2d secretary, vice consul Moscow, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1947-1949.
Political officer Bad Nauheim, also Bad Homburg, Germany, 1950-1952. Officer charge Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics affairs Department State, 1952-1956. Assigned White House, 1956.
1st secretary, consul Paris, 1956-1959. Director executive secretariat Department State, 1960-1961. Counselor embassy Paris, 1961-1963.
Minister-counselor Moscow, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1963-1965. Deputy assistant secretary state Europe, 1965-1968. Ambassador to Poland, 1968-1972.
Assistant secretary state for European affairs, 1972-1974. Ambassador to Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Moscow, 1974-1976. To Federal Republic of Germany Bonn, 1976-1981.
Undersecretary for political affairs Department State, 1981-1982, deputy secretary state, 1982. Director Lockheed Corporation, Hartford Group, Allen Group. Chairman President' Commission on Chemical Warfare, 1985, United States Delaware to Budapest Cultural Forum, 1985.
Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member Council Foreign Relations, German Marshall Fund United States, Atlantic Council, United Nations Association United States (chairman parallel studies program with Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics), Phi Delta Theta Clubs: Chevy Chase, Metropolitan, Alibi.
Married Mary Ann Ferrandou, June 20, 1946. Children: Katherine, Suzanne, Christine.