George V. Allen

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George Venable Allen
George V Allen 1924.jpg
1924 Duke University Senior Yearbook Photo
Born (1903-11-03)November 3, 1903
Died July 11, 1970(1970-07-11) (aged 66)
Alma mater Duke University
Occupation Diplomat
Known for U.S. Ambassador to Iran, Yugoslavia, India, Nepal, and Greece

George Venable Allen (November 3, 1903 – July 11, 1970) was a United States diplomat.

Biography[edit]

Born in Durham, North Carolina, he attended Duke University—then known as Trinity College—graduating in 1924[1] and from Harvard University in 1929.[2] He served as U.S. Ambassador to Iran from 1946–1948, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs from 1948–1949, U.S. Ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1949–1953, United States Ambassador to India and Nepal 1953–1954; Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs from 1953–1954, U.S. Ambassador to Greece 1956-1957, and Director of the U.S. Information Agency from 1957-1960.

Allen was president of the Tobacco Institute from 1960 to 1966. [3] [4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://www.nndb.com/people/614/000121251/
  3. ^ "George V. Allen, U.S.I.A Director, Named Tobacco Institute President" (Press release). Hill and Knowlton. 1960-11-11. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  4. ^ "Former Senator Earle C. Clements Named Tobacco Institute President" (Press release). Tobacco Institute. 1966-02-23. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Wallace Murray
U.S. Ambassador to Iran
1948
Succeeded by
John C. Wiley
Preceded by
Cavendish W. Cannon
U.S. Ambassador to Yugoslavia
1949–1953
Succeeded by
James W. Riddleberger
Preceded by
Chester Bowles
U.S. Ambassador to India
Also accredited to Nepal

1953–1954
Succeeded by
John Sherman Cooper
Preceded by
Cavendish W. Cannon
U.S. Ambassador to Greece
1956–1957
Succeeded by
James W. Riddleberger
Government offices
Preceded by
William Benton
Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
March 31, 1948 – November 28, 1949
Succeeded by
Edward W. Barrett
Preceded by
Henry A. Byroade
Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs
January 26, 1955 – August 27, 1956
Succeeded by
William M. Rountree