Ellsworth Bunker

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Ellsworth Bunker
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United States Ambassador to Argentina
In office
March 13, 1951 – March 12, 1952
PresidentHarry S. Truman
Preceded byStanton Griffis
Succeeded byAlbert F. Nufer
United States Ambassador to Italy
In office
May 7, 1952 – April 3, 1953
PresidentHarry S. Truman
Preceded byJames Clement Dunn
Succeeded byClare Boothe Luce
United States Ambassador to India
In office
Nov 28, 1956 – Mar 23, 1961
PresidentDwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded byJohn Sherman Cooper
Succeeded byJohn Kenneth Galbraith
United States Ambassador to South Vietnam
In office
April 5, 1967 – May 11, 1973
PresidentLyndon Johnson
Preceded byHenry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Succeeded byGraham Martin
Personal details
Born(1894-05-11)May 11, 1894
Yonkers, New York
DiedSeptember 27, 1984(1984-09-27) (aged 90)
Wheatland, Wyoming
Spouse(s)Harriet Allen Butler;
Carol Laise
Alma materYale University
ProfessionBusinessman, Diplomat
AwardsPresidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction (twice)

Ellsworth F. Bunker (May 11, 1894[1] – September 27, 1984[2]) was an American businessman and diplomat. He was the ambassador to Argentina, Italy, India, Nepal and South Vietnam). He was an important figure in the war in Vietnam and Southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s.

References[change | change source]

  1. Nolan, Cathal J. (1997). Notable U.S. Ambassadors Since 1775: A Biographical Dictionary. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 48. ISBN 978-0-313-29195-1.
  2. "Ellsworth Bunker Is Buried Near His Home in Vermont". The New York Times. October 4, 1984. Retrieved 2007-05-29.