John N. Irwin, II
|John N. Irwin|
|United States Ambassador to France|
March 23, 1973 – October 20, 1974
|Preceded by||Arthur K. Watson|
|Succeeded by||Kenneth Rush|
|26th United States Under Secretary of State|
September 21, 1970 – July 12, 1972
|Preceded by||Elliot L. Richardson|
|Born||John Nichol Irwin, II
December 31, 1913
Keokuk, Iowa United States
|Died||February 28, 2000
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
|Spouse(s)||Jane Watson (m. 1940; her death 1970)
Jane Reimers (m. 1976; his death 2000)
|Children||John, Jane, Watkins (stepchild), Thomas (stepchild), Carl (stepchild)|
John Nichol Irwin II (December 31, 1913 – February 28, 2000) was a United States diplomat and attorney during the Cold War. During World War II, he served in the Army in the Pacific as a member of General Douglas MacArthur's staff and reached the rank of lieutenant colonel.
He was the last person to hold the position of Under Secretary of State when that was the U.S. State Department's second-ranking office (1970-1972). Then, he was the first person to hold the office that replaced Under Secretary: the "Deputy Secretary" of State (1972-1973). In both capacities, his superior was Secretary William P. Rogers. Irwin subsequently served as U.S. Ambassador to France.
- Nick Ravo (February 29, 2000). "John N. Irwin II, 86, Diplomat And Ex-Aide to MacArthur". New York Times.
- "John N. Irwin II". Soylent Communications. Retrieved 2009-08-24.
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