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Category Archives: Congo Question

McGhee, George

(United States of America, 1912 – 2005) Diplomat George McGhee was serving as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs in the United States State Department in 1961, during the start of the Congo Crisis. In this position he was assigned, by President Kennedy, to coordinate United States policy regarding involvement in the Congo. He was dispatched to work on peace negotiations [...]

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Godley, G. McMurtrie

(United States of America, 1917 – 1999) Diplomat Mr. G. McMurtrie Godley was an American diplomat who was appointed United States Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) in 1964. During his time as ambassador, a second coup was staged in the Congo and Mobutu Sese Seko seized control of the country. Mr. Godley remained at that post until 1966 when he was deployed to Laos at the [...]

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Berendsen, Ian

(New Zealand, 1919 – ) Civil Servant Ian Berendsen served with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Pacific and Italy before he started working in the United Nations as a Political Affairs Officer in the Trusteeship Division in 1947. He then acted as Principal Secretary for several United Nations Missions: to Togoland in 1955, Western Samoa in 1959, and Tanganyika in [...]

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Beeley, Walter

(United Kingdom, 1909-2001)) Civil Servant, Diplomat Walter Beeley served as an Under Secretary in the British Foreign Office, focusing on Iraq, Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. Mr. Beely was one of two Under-Secretaries involved in the response to the 1956 war in the Middle East, attending private meetings with Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld. In addition to the Middle East, Mr. Beeley had a limited [...]

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Apter, David Ernest

(United States of America, 1924 – 2010) Political Science Professor Regarded as one of the world's leading political scientists, David Apter taught at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, the University of Chicago, the University of California and Yale University, where he held a joint appointment in political science and sociology, was a founding fellow of the Whitney Humanities Center. In addition to teaching, Mr. Apter did field research on development, democratization and [...]

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Dean, Jonathan

(United States of America) Diplomat With an extensive background in the Foreign Service, Jonathan Dean entered the United Nations in 1962, first serving as Consul and Principal Officer in Elisabethville, Katanga and then as Deputy Director of the Office of United Nations Political Affairs, Department of State. He was deputy United States negotiator for the [...]

Posted in Congo Question, Peacekeeping Operations

Liu, F. T.

(China, 1919-2001) Civil Servant Before joining the United Nations in 1949 and working with Dr. Ralph Bunche in the Trusteeship Division, F. T. Liu worked for two years with the Chinese Embassy in Paris. In 1960, he moved with Dr. Bunche to the Office of Special Political Affairs, where he planned and organized peacekeeping operations. From 1963 to 1964, [...]

Posted in Congo Question, Dag Hammarskjöld, Middle East Situation

Linnér, Sture

(Sweden, 1917 – 2010) International Civil Servant, Educator After working at various management positions at major Swedish international companies, Sture Linnér's knowledge of international affairs made him an optimal candidate to head the United Nations civilian operations in Congo in the eyes of Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld. In 1960, Mr. Linnér became Chief of the United Nations [...]

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Gullion, Edmund

(United States of America, 1913 – 1998) Diplomat A career ambassador, Edmund Gullion had been appointed United States Ambassador to the newly recognized Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1961 and had left that post in 1964. He then became dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Retired at the [...]

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Cleveland, Harlan

(United States of America, 1918-2008) Diplomat, Educator, Author Educator, Assistant Secretary of State, American ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), — Harlan Cleveland held many titles in his complex diplomatic career. A Rhodes Scholar, Mr. Cleveland served as Dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs from 1957 to 1961. After meeting [...]

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