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Sisco, Joseph J.

(United States, 1919 – 2004) Foreign Policy Specialist Mr. Joseph J. Sisco was appointed the United States Representative to the United Nations Security Council in 1967. At this time he also served as United States Representative to the Fifth Special Session of the General Assembly on the Middle East as well as Political Advisor for the United States Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. Mr. Sisco then [...]

Posted in Israel-Arab War (1967), U Thant, United States of America

Ortega, Humberto

(Nicaragua, 1947 – ) Military Leader General Humberto Ortega is a Latin American revolutionary and former Nicaraguan military leader. He and his brother, Daniel Ortega , Nicaraguan President (1984-1990; 2007- ), founded the Tercerista tendency of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) in 1975. In 1977 he helped to create the urban insurrection strategy that [...]

Posted in Nicaragua, United States of America

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 [...]

Posted in Congo Question, U Thant, United States of America

Johnson, Joseph

(United States of America, 1906 – 1990) Professor, Civil Servant, Diplomat Joseph Johnson was appointed Chief of the International Affairs Division of the United States State Department in 1943. While serving in this position, Mr. Johnson played a role in the creation of the United Nations, attending both the Dumbarton Oaks Conference in 1944 and the San Francisco Conference in 1945. In 1946, he [...]

Posted in UN 1944 Dumbarton Oaks Conference, UN 1945 International Conference, United States of America

Hyde, James Nevins

(United States of America, 1909 – 1996) International Lawyer, Diplomat Mr. James Nevins Hyde became a political adviser to the United States Mission at the United Nations in 1948. In 1951, he was appointed Deputy Representative to the General Assembly. After resigning in 1953, with the change of Presidential Administrations, Mr. Hyde returned to the private practice. He continued his relationship with the United Nations, advising [...]

Posted in Korean War (1950-1953), People's Republic of China, United States of America

Gross, Ernest

(United States, 1906-1999) Diplomat Mr. Ernest Gross began his appointment as the United States deputy delegate to the United Nations in 1949. Two months later, Mr. Gross became acting head after the chief delegate, Warren Austin, took a leave of absence. Mr. Gross represented the United States on United Nations Security Council Resolution 82, which condemned North Korea at the onset of the Korean War. In 1950, [...]

Posted in North Korean Question, Security Council, United States of America, World War II

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 [...]

Posted in Congo Question, United States of America

Bennett, W. Tapley

(United States of America, 1917 – 1994) Diplomat W. Tapley Bennet joined the United States Foreign Service in 1941 and was part of the United States delegation to the United Nations Charter Conference in San Francisco. In 1951, he was appointed as Deputy Director to the Office of South American Affairs, and in 1957, he acted as Counsellor and Minister in United States Embassies in Rome, Italy; [...]

Posted in Latin America, UN 1945 International Conference, United Nations Charter, United States of America

Bancroft, Harding

(United States of America, 1911 – 1992) Diplomat, Lawyer, Journalist After serving with the Office of Price Administration during World War II, Harding Bancroft was assigned to a position in the United States State Department Bureau of United Nations Affairs in 1945. In 1951, President Harry S. Truman appointed him as deputy United States representative to the United Nations Collective Measures Committee. He served in that capacity as [...]

Posted in Korean War (1950-1953), North Korean Question, United States of America

Aronson, Bernard W

(United States of America, 1946 – ) Civil Servant Bernard Aronson served as the Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States, Executive Speechwriter to the President and Special Assistant and Speechwriter to the Vice President from 1977 to 1981. In 1984, Mr. Aronson became President of the Policy Project, a Washington-based consulting firm, and from 1989 to 1993, he served [...]

Posted in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Political Affairs, United States of America