George Yeh

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George Yeh
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ROC Ambassador to the United States
In office
August 1958 – November 1961
Preceded by Hollington Tong
Succeeded by Tsiang Tingfu
Minister of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission
In office
19 May 1950 – 16 April 1952
Preceded by Dai Kuisheng
Succeeded by Zheng Yanfen
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China
In office
1 October 1949 – 14 July 1958
Preceded by Hu Shih
Succeeded by Huang Shao-ku
Personal details
Born 20 October 1904
Jiujiang, Jiangxi
Died 20 November 1981(1981-11-20) (aged 77)
Taipei, Taiwan
Nationality Republic of China
Political party Kuomintang

George Kung-chao Yeh, also known as Yeh Kung-chao and Ye Gongchao (Chinese: 葉公超; 1904–1981), was a diplomat and politician of the Republic of China. Educated in the U.S., he graduated from Amherst College in 1925.[1] He was the first Minister of Foreign Affairs since 1949. During his tenure, he signed the Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty in 1952 and the Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty in 1954. He was ambassador to the United States from 1958 to 1961. In 1961, due to the admission of Mongolia to the United Nations, Yeh was removed from the position of ambassador and recalled to Taiwan by Chiang Kai-shek. He then served as Minister without Portfolio.[2]

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  1. ^ "Amherst College Biographical Record, Centennial Edition (1821-1921)". Retrieved 9 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Waggoner, Walter H. (26 November 1981). "George K. C. Yeh, Taiwan Aide". New York Times. Retrieved 24 July 2014.