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Becker, Ralph Elihu

Born: 1907 AD
Died: 1994 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

1907 – Born on the 29th of January in New York City.

1928 – Earned his law degree from St. John’s University law school.

         – Served in the Judge Advocate Corps in World War II, attached to the 30th division.

         – Won a Bronze Star, along with medals from the Belgian, French, and Dutch governments.

         – He was a founding trustee of the National Center for the Performing Arts.

         – Served as General counsel during the Eisenhower administration.

1960 – He joined an Arctic expedition that he had helped sponsor, and brought back a pair of polar bears as a gift for the National Zoo.

1976-1977 – American Ambassador to Honduras under the Ford administration.

         – Rewarded for his lifetime of loyal service to the Republican party with an appointment as Ambassador to Honduras.

1994 – Died on 24th of August of congestive heart failure and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.