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Winston Lord

diplomat , civil servant , diplomatist

Winston Lord, American diplomat. Chairman National Endowment for Democracy, 1992-1993, The Carnegie Endowment National Commission on American and the New World, 1991-1992; former board directors United States-Japan Foundation, National Committee on United States-China Relations; former board advisors Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy. Member Asia Society, Council Foreign Relations (president 1977-1985).


LORD, Winston was born on August 14, 1937 in New York, United States. Son of Oswald Bates and Mary (Pillsbury) Lord.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1959. Master of Arts, Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in cooperation with Harvard University, 1960. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Williams College, 1979.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Tufts University, 1987. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Dominican College, 1990. Doctor of Science in Business (honorary), Bryant College, 1990.


Member staff congressional relations, political-military and economic affairs United States Department State, Washington, 1961-1964, Geneva, 1965-1967. Member staff international security affairs United States Department Defense, Washington, 1967-1969. Member staff National Security Council, White House, 1969-1973, also special assistant to assistant to president for national security affairs, 1970-1973.

Director policy planning staff United States Department State, Washington, 1973-1977. President Council Foreign Relations, New York City, 1977-1985. United States ambassador to People's Republic of China Beijing, 1985-1989.

Freelance lecturer, writer. New York City, 1989-1993. Assistant secretary state for East Asian affairs Department State, Washington, since 1993.

Senior counsellor President's National Bipartisan Commission on Central American, 1983-1984. Vice chairman International Rescue Committee, 1991-1992.


Staff Congressional Relations, Politicomil. and Economics Affairs, United States Department, of State, Washington 1962-1964, Geneva 1965-1967. Staff Institute Affairs, United States Department, of Defense, Washington 69. Staff National Security Council, Washington 1969-1973, Special.

Board of directors Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Institute Rescue Committee, National Endowment for Democracy.


  • Other Interests

    Sports, literature, arts, politics.


Married Bette Bao, May 4, 1963. Children: Elizabeth Pillsbury, Winston Bao.

Oswald Bates Lord

Mary (Pillsbury) Lord

Bette Bao

Elizabeth Pillsbury Lord

Winston Bao Lord