Talk:William D. Leahy

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Las memorias de Leahy does not contain part of the diaries but two versions of his memoirs on the Puerto Rican governorship which I found among his papers in Wisconsin a his son William H released to me. I am the editor of that book, Jorge Rodríguez Beruff. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.50.125.84 (talk) 05:07, 5 October 2007 (UTC)


I think I've moved over the important information. If someone wants to delete Admiral Leahy article, they're welcome to do so.

Engineer Bob
These historic facts remain relevant to mapping memes shared among future thought leaders of his generation!
After his wife's death, Leahy was a trusted advisor to both U.S. Presidentd F. D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman after FDR's death!
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Ambassador to France[edit]

Admiral Leahy was of the utmost importance in Franco-American relations and this section desperately needs expansion. His seduction (figurative) by Petain and Darlan poisoned Franco-American relations for generations. Leahy's views became Roosevelts... and it is mentioned in Churchill's Memoirs of the Second World War. V. Joe (talk) 02:30, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

"In his most controvertial role..." Says who?[edit]

There is no citation for the claim in the opening blurb that Leahy's Ambassadorship to France was "his most controversial role." Is this actually cited anywhere in any outstanding literature, or is this just yet more partisan character assassination coming from some hack armchair historian? Citations, please. Thank you 114.167.137.103 (talk) 15:58, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Leahy himself said it: "President Roosevelt sent me on one of the most controversial diplomatic missions of- the entire war period— that of being Ambassador to France." Leahy, I was there page 3 Historians often repeat the theme: "Roosevelt in November 1940 had given Leahy the equally delicate and even more controversial assignment of US ambassador to Vichy France, a post he held for eighteen critical months." (Otis Graham, FDR Encyclopedia); Rjensen (talk) 18:29, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

I removed a quote sourced from avn8.com . avn8.com does not provide sources for their quotes and in turn does not promote that their quotes are authentic. Please see the following statement from avn8.com: "These are just for fun. I have no idea whether the quotes are accurate or not. Loosely speaking, they support the idea that appeal to authority is unscientific". I am a bit surprised that anyone would consider avn8.com to be a worthy source as even it's owners seem to feel it is for entertainment purposes only. Monsieur Voltaire (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 15:36, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

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