Guy Ferri

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Guy Ferri
Deputy Representative of the International Atomic Energy Agency to the United Nations
In office
1972–1983
Personal details
Born Gaetano Ferri
July 7, 1922
Loreto Aprutino, Italy
Died 1991
Nationality Italian, American
Spouse(s) Teresa Bursley
Alma mater Georgetown University
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Air Force Reserve
Rank Captain

Guy Ferri (July 7, 1922 – 1991) was a United States diplomat and United Nations official who served as a State Department foreign service officer from 1954–1972 and as the deputy representative of the International Atomic Energy Agency to the United Nations from 1972 to 1983.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born as Gaetano Ferri in Loreto Aprutino, Italy on July 7, 1922 to Assunta and Pasquale Ferri. The Ferri family immigrated to the United States when he was a young child and settled in Hamburg, Pennsylvania.

Military career[edit]

Upon completion of high school in Hamburg, Ferri then served in the United States Army as a sergeant in North Africa and Europe during World War II and later served as a captain in the United States Air Force Reserve.[1] Ferri completed his undergraduate studies at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and earned a master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.[1] He married Teresa Bursley in 1955.[2]

Political career[edit]

During his career as a foreign service officer with the State Department he was stationed with his family in numerous United States embassies including Buenos Aires; Saigon, South Vietnam, and Asuncion, Paraguay, as well as a multitude of assignments in Washington D.C.[1] He was fluent in English, Italian, Spanish, and French.[1]

Ferri resided in Rye, NY during his time as deputy representative of the International Atomic Energy Agency to the United Nations and then retired with his wife to Palm Coast, Florida.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Guy Ferri, a Diplomat And a U.N. Official, 69". The New York Times. 18 July 1991. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Guy Ferri". Find A Grave. Retrieved 22 January 2013.