William Phillips Talbot (June 7, 1915 – October 1, 2010) was a United States Ambassador to Greece (1965-69) and, at his death, member of the American Academy of Diplomacy, the Council of American Ambassadors and the Council on Foreign Relations.
After graduating from University of Illinois in 1936, Talbot started as a reporter for the Chicago Daily News, where he remained from 1936-38. In 1939, having been turned down for a foreign correspondent position, he left the Chicago Daily News to take a position with the Institute of Current World Affairs in India where he reported on the Indian independence movement. The Phillips Talbot Fellowship was named in his honor and is awarded yearly by the Institute to promising young journalists.
Talbot served as President of Asia Society from 1970-1982 and was awarded the Padma Shri in March 2002 for his efforts in fomenting peace between India and America during his tenure as President.
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G. Lewis Jones
|Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
April 21, 1961 – September 1, 1965
Raymond A. Hare
Henry Richardson Labouisse, Jr.
|United States Ambassador to Greece
Henry J. Tasca