Joseph Verner Reed Jr.
|Joseph Verner Reed Jr.|
|Chief of Protocol of the United States|
|President||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Selwa Roosevelt|
|Succeeded by||John Giffen Weinmann|
|United States Ambassador to Morocco|
|Preceded by||Angier Biddle Duke|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Anthony Nassif|
December 17, 1937|
New York City, New York, U.S.
September 29, 2016 (aged 78)|
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Marie Maude Byers|
Joseph Verner Reed|
Nathaniel Reed (brother)|
Verner Z. Reed (grandfather)
Edward Doty (ancestor)
|Alma mater||Yale University|
Joseph Verner Reed Jr. (December 17, 1937 – September 29, 2016) was an American banker and diplomat. He served as United States Ambassador to Morocco from 1981 to 1985, and as Chief of Protocol of the United States from 1989 to 1991.
Joseph Verner Reed Jr. was born on December 17, 1937 in New York City. He was named after his father, Joseph Verner Reed (1902 - 1973) . His paternal grandfather was Verner Zevola Reed (1863-1919). His mother was Permelia Pryor. He had a brother, Nathaniel Reed. He is also a descendant of Edward Doty (1599-1655), who emigrated to the United States on the Mayflower.
He grew up at Denbigh Farm in Greenwich, Connecticut and Corsair in Hobe Sound, Florida. He was educated at the Deerfield Academy, a private boarding school in Deerfield, Massachusetts, and graduated from Yale University, a private university in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1961.
He started his career as Private Secretary to the President of the World Bank, Eugene "Gene" Robert Black, Sr. (1898-1992). He then served as Vice President and Assistant to the Chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank, David Rockefeller, from 1963 to 1981.
In 1985, he became United States Deputy Permanent Representative to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Two years later, in 1987, he became Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Political and General Assembly Affairs.
He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to serve as United States Ambassador to Morocco from 1981 to 1985. He was then appointed by President George H.W. Bush to serve as the Chief of Protocol of the United States from 1989 to 1991.
He returned to the UN, serving as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Special Representative for Public Affairs from 1992 to 1997. From 1997 to 2004, he served as President of the Staff-Management Coordination Committee of the UN. In January 2005, he was appointed as Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser. He was re-appointed as such in 2009. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
- Yale University Library
- The American Presidency Project
- Official website biography Archived 2013-07-28 at the Wayback Machine.
- Marie Maude Byers To Wed Joseph Verner Reed, Jr., The Palm Beach Post, July 5, 1955
- Elaine Sciolino, Washington at Work; Making a President's Planes, Trains (and Diplomatic Matters) Run on Time, The New York Times, October 30, 1989
- William Plummer, Linda Kramer, On the Eve of Another Summit, Joseph Reed Is the Man of Every Hour, People, 06/04/1990
- Brittany Lyte, More than 20 years later, remembering a brief walk with a giant, The Advocate, July 12, 2013
- Lederer, Edith M. (September 30, 2016). "Joseph Verner Reed, Jr., UN official and ex-US envoy dies". Washington Post. ABC News. Associated Press. Archived from the original on September 30, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.