Lyle Franklin Lane

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Lyle Franklin Lane
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United States Ambassador to Uruguay
In office
17 October 1979 – 22 July 1980
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Lawrence Pezzulo
Succeeded by Thomas Aranda, Jr.
United States Ambassador to Paraguay
In office
9 September 1980 – 21 May 1982
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Robert E. White
Succeeded by Arthur H. Davis, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1926-09-19) September 19, 1926 (age 87)
Tacoma, Washington
Nationality United States of America
Spouse(s) Jaclyn Fuller
Children 3 sons
Alma mater University of Washington (1950)
George Washington University (1969)
Occupation Diplomat

Lyle Franklin Lane (born September 19, 1926 in Tacoma, Washington) is a United States Diplomat. He served as the first Chief of Mission of the United States Interests Section in Havana, heading the return of U.S. diplomats to Cuba in 1977. He also served as U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay (1979–1980) and Paraguay (1980–1982).

Biography[edit]

A career diplomat, Lyle Lane joined the United States Foreign Service in 1952. His overseas postings include Ecuador, Spain, the Philippines, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, Cuba, Uruguay, and Paraguay. He also served as International Affairs Adviser to the Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Atlantic Command (CINCLANT) and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT).

Ambassador Lane is a graduate of University of Washington (1950) where he was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity and George Washington University (1969).

Ambassador Lane is married to Jaclyn Fuller of Seattle, Washington.

Havana[edit]

Our Man in Havana Finds Some Things the Same:
HAVANA, Aug. 31 (AP) The first United States diplomat to set up shop in Cuba in more than 16 years toured the old American Embassy today and found it a storehouse of 1950's nostalgia

—September 1, 1977, New York Times,[1]

Scholarly U.S. Diplomat; Lyle Franklin Lane:
In describing Lyle Lane, who opened Washington's first permanent diplomatic mission in Havana in 16 years yesterday, colleagues and friends spoke foremost of his discretion

—September 2, 1977, New York Times,[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [ Displaying Abstract ] (2012-06-10). "Our Man in Havana Finds Some Things the Same - Free Preview - The New York Times". Select.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  2. ^ Treaster, Joseph B. (1977-09-02). "Scholarly U.S. Diplomat; Lyle Franklin Lane - Free Preview - The New York Times". Select.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
--none--
Chief of Mission
United States Interests Section in Havana

1 September 1977–July 1979
Succeeded by
Wayne Smith (diplomat)
Preceded by
Lawrence Pezzulo
United States Ambassador to Uruguay
17 October 1979–22 July 1980
Succeeded by
Thomas Aranda, Jr.
Preceded by
Robert E. White
United States Ambassador to Paraguay
9 September 1980–21 May 1982
Succeeded by
Arthur H. Davis, Jr.