Edward E. Masters
Edward E. Masters
|U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia|
November 3, 1977 – November 10, 1981
|Preceded by||David D. Newsom|
|Succeeded by||John Herbert Holdridge|
|U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh|
October 5, 1976 – November 27, 1977
|Preceded by||Davis Eugene Boster|
|Succeeded by||David T. Schneider|
|Born||June 21, 1924|
Columbus, Ohio, United States
|Died||March 21, 2014 (aged 89)|
Washington, DC, United States
Edward E. Masters (June 21, 1924 – March 21, 2014) is an American diplomat and statesman.
Masters was on June 21, 1924 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. He graduated from High School in 1942. He joined Denison University but left soon to join the army. He served in the army for three years. He completed his undergraduate from George Washington University in 1948 and in 1949 he completed his masters from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Masters served as an intelligent analyst in the State Department from 1949 to 1950. From 1950 to 1952 he was the resident officer and later military liaison officer in Frankfurt, West Germany. From 1953 to 1954 he was the political officer of the US embassy in Karachi, Pakistan. From 1955 to 1958 was the political officer in Madras, India. He was an intelligence specialist from 1958 to 1960 in the State Department.
He served as the chief intelligence officer of Indonesia-Malaya branch of the Intelligence Research Analysis branch Asia from 1960 to 1962. He was the head of the Thailand affairs at the State Department from 1962 to 1963. He served as the deputy chief of the United States embassy in Thailand from 1971 to 1975.
He was appointed the ambassador of the United States to Bangladesh on October 4, 1976. He left the post on November 27, 1977. He was appointed ambassador to Indonesia in November 3, 1977. he served there till November 10, 1981. He visited East Timor in September 14, 1977 after the Indonesian invasion. He was the founding president of United States-Indonesia society, a post he held from 1994 to 2001.
Masters was married to Allene Masters.
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- "Edward E. Masters - People - Department History - Office of the Historian". history.state.gov. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
- Gunderson, Shane (2015-03-06). Momentum and the East Timor Independence Movement: The Origins of America’s Debate on East Timor. Lexington Books. p. 25. ISBN 9781498502351.
- Gardner, Paul F. (1997-01-01). Shared Hopes, Separate Fears: Fifty Years of U.S.-Indonesian Relations. University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. xv. ISBN 0813331900.
Davis Eugene Boster
| United States Ambassador to Bangladesh
David T. Schneider
David D. Newsom
| United States Ambassador to Indonesia
John Herbert Holdridge