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William Rex Crawford,, American former ambassador. Recipient Department State Meritorious Service award, 1959; William A. Jump award for Distinguished Federal Service, 1964; Woodrow Wilson fellow Princeton, 1967-1968. With United States Navy, 1948-1949. Member Middle East Institute Clubs: Hasty Pudding Institute, Dacor.

Background

Crawford,, William Rex was born on April 22, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Rex and Dorothy (Buckley) Crawford.

Education

Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Harvard, 1948;Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1950.

Career

Joined, United States Foreign Service, 1951-1979;foreign service officer, Jidda, 1951-1953;foreign service officer, Venice, 1954;Arabic language training, 1955-1957;consul in Aden, charge d'affaires Yemen, 1957-1959;officer charge Arab-Israeli affairs, State Department, 1959-1964;officer charge Arab-Israeli affairs, State Department, Morocco, 1964-1967;officer charge Arab-Israeli affairs, State Department, Cyprus, 1968-1972;ambassador to, Yemen Arab Republic, 1972-1974;ambassador to, Cyprus, 1974-1978;principal deputy assistant secretary state for, Near Eastern and South Asian affairs, 1978-1979;executive director, National Committee to Honor 14th Centennial of Islam, 1979-1982;president, Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships, 1982-1983;president, The Crawford Foundation, 1981-1991.

Membership

With United States Navy, 1948-1949. Member Middle East Institute Clubs: Hasty Pudding Institute, Dacor.

Connections

Married Celia Faulkner Clevenger, September 18, 1992. 1 child from previous marriage, Sarah Lowry.

father:
William Rex Crawford,

mother:
Dorothy (Buckley) Crawford,

spouse:
Celia Faulkner Clevenger