Willard L. Beaulac

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Willard Leon Beaulac
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Willard Leon Beaulac in Bogota Colombia c. 1949
United States Ambassador to Paraguay
In office
1944–1947
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded by Wesley Frost
Succeeded by Fletcher Warren
United States Ambassador to Colombia
In office
1947–1951
President Harry S. Truman
Preceded by John C. Wiley
Succeeded by Capus M. Waynick
United States Ambassador to Cuba
In office
1951–1953
President Harry S. Truman
Preceded by Robert Butler
Succeeded by Arthur Gardner
United States Ambassador to Chile
In office
1953–1956
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded by Claude G. Bowers
Succeeded by Cecil B. Lyon
United States Ambassador to Argentina
In office
1956–1960
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded by Albert F. Nufer
Succeeded by Roy Richard Rubottom, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1899-07-25)July 25, 1899
Pawtucket, RI
Died Aug-1990
Nationality United States of America
Spouse(s) Catherine H. Beaulac
Children three daughters, one son
Alma mater Georgetown University (1921)
Occupation Diplomat

Willard Leon Beaulac (1899–1990) was a United States Diplomat. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay, Colombia, Cuba, Chile and Argentina.

Biography[edit]

Ambassador Beaulac was born Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and was a graduate of Georgetown University (1921).

A career diplomat, Willard Beaulac joined the United States Foreign Service in 1921.[1] His overseas postings include:[2]

  • US Ambassador to Argentina (1956–60)
  • US Ambassador to Chile (1953–56)
  • US Ambassador to Cuba (1951–53)
  • US Ambassador to Colombia (1947–51)
  • US Ambassador to Paraguay (1944–47)
  • US State Department Consul General, Madrid (1941–44)
  • US State Department Counsellor, Havana (1940–41)
  • US State Department Assistant Chief, Division of American Republics (1937–40)
  • US State Department Assistant Chief, Division of Latin American Affairs (1934–37)
  • US State Department Second Secretary, San Salvador, El Salvador (1933)
  • US State Department Second Secretary, Managua, Nicaragua (1928–33)
  • US State Department Third Secretary, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (1927–28)
  • US State Department Consul, Arica, Chile (1925–27)
  • US State Department Vice Consul, Puerto Castilla, Honduras (1923–25)
  • US State Department Vice Consul, Tampico, Mexico (1921–23)

Professor[edit]

Works[edit]

  • Career Ambassador, Macmillan, 1951, (memoir)
  • Career Diplomat: A Career in the Foreign Service of the United States (1966)
  • A Diplomat Looks at Aid to Latin America, Southern Illinois University Press, 1970
  • The Fractured Continent. Hoover Press. 1980. ISBN 9780817972516. 
  • Franco: Silent Ally in World War II, Southern Illinois University Press, 1986, ISBN 9780809312542

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Ambassador and Mrs. Willard L. Beaulac, Havana.
Beaulac in Havana.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Wesley Frost
United States Ambassador to Paraguay
1944–1947
Succeeded by
Fletcher Warren
Preceded by
John C. Wiley
United States Ambassador to Colombia
1947–1951
Succeeded by
Capus M. Waynick
Preceded by
Robert Butler
United States Ambassador to Cuba
1951–1953
Succeeded by
Arthur Gardner
Preceded by
Claude G. Bowers
United States Ambassador to Chile
1953–1956
Succeeded by
Cecil B. Lyon
Preceded by
Albert F. Nufer
United States Ambassador to Argentina
1956–1960
Succeeded by
Roy Richard Rubottom, Jr.