Malcolm Toon

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Malcolm Toon
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United States Ambassador to Czechoslovakia
In office
July 31, 1969 – October 11, 1971
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Jacob D. Beam
Succeeded by Albert W. Sherer, Jr.
United States Ambassador to Yugoslavia
In office
October 23, 1971 – March 11, 1975
President Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded by William Leonhart
Succeeded by Laurence H. Silberman
United States Ambassador to Israel
In office
July 10, 1975 – December 27, 1976
President Gerald Ford
Preceded by Kenneth B. Keating
Succeeded by Samuel W. Lewis
United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union
In office
January 18, 1977 – October 16, 1979
President Gerald Ford
Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Walter John Stoessel, Jr.
Succeeded by Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
Personal details
Born July 4, 1916
Troy, New York
Died February 12, 2009 (aged 92)
Pinehurst, NC

Malcolm Toon (July 4, 1916 – February 12, 2009[1]) was an American diplomat. He graduated from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University in 1938, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Toon was the ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1969 to 1971, Yugoslavia from 1971 to 1975, Israel from 1975 to 1976, and the Soviet Union from 1977 to 1979. He participated in SALT II talks from 1977 to 1979 and the American-Soviet Summit in Vienna in 1979. In the 1990s, Toon co-chaired the U.S.-Russian Joint Commission on POW/MIAs with Russian general Dmitri Volkogonov. An article about Toon's briefing of the US press corps in Moscow 1977-79 was published in the US State Department's Foreign Service Journal in June 2011 and may be read at http://www.afsa.org/FSJ/0611/files/assets/downloads/publication.pdf .

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