Julius C. Holmes

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Julius C. Holmes (April 24, 1899 – July 16, 1968) was born in Pleasanton, Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1922.[1]

In 1942, Holmes served as the Executive Officer for the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. That same year (and until 1944) he served in the Liaison section of Allied Forces Headquarters (AFHQ) In 1944 he served as Deputy G-5 for the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) while silmutaneously acting as the Assistant Secretary of State until 1945.

In 1953, Holmes was Minister at the American Embassy in London. Two years later, in 1955, Holmes served as Ambassador to Iran, a position he reprised from 1961 to 1965. From 1956 to 1959 Holmes was the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for NATO Affairs.


  1. ^ Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. et al. The Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower: The War Years. Vol. II. Baltimore. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1970. p. 838.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Papers of Julius C. Holmes, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library
Government offices
Preceded by
New Office
Assistant Secretary of State for Administration
January 29, 1945 – August 17, 1945
Succeeded by
Frank McCarthy
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Edward T. Wailes
United States Ambassador to Iran
Succeeded by
Armin H. Meyer