Cecil B. Lyon

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Cecil Burton Lyon (November 8, 1903 – April 6, 1993)[1] was an American diplomat and career foreign service officer.

Lyon was born in Staten Island, New York, and he graduated from Harvard University in 1927. He worked as an investment banker prior to entering the Foreign Service in 1931.[2]

From 1956 to 1958, he served as United States Ambassador to Chile. He served as United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) from 1964 to 1967, during which time he concurrently served as United States Ambassador to the Maldives from 1965 to 1967.[3]

He died in his home in Hancock, New Hampshire, on April 6, 1993, aged 89, due to pneumonia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Georgetown University: Lyon, Cecil B., Papers
  2. ^ a b Saxon, Wolfgang (April 8, 1993). "Cecil B. Lyon, 89, Who Long Served As U.S. Diplomat". The New York Times. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  3. ^ Department of State website
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Willard L. Beaulac
United States Ambassador to Chile
1956–1958
Succeeded by
Walter Howe
Preceded by
Frances E. Willis
United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka
1964–1967
Succeeded by
Andrew V. Corry