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Bohlen, Charles Eustis

Born: 1904 AD
Died: 1974 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Diplomat

1904 – Charles Eustis Bohlen was born on the 30th of August.

1927 – Graduated from Harvard College.

1929-1969 – He was a United States diplomat and Soviet expert, serving in Moscow.

1934 – He joined the staff of the embassy in Moscow.

1940-1941 – Worked in the American Embassy in Tokyo.

1943-1945 – He worked closely with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and was Roosevelt’s translator at the Tehran Conference and the Yalta Conference.

1946 – Disagreed with his friend George Kennan on how to deal with the Soviets.

1947 – When George C. Marshall became Secretary of State, Bohlen and Dean Acheson were key advisors.

1953 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower named Bohlen ambassador to the Soviet Union.

1953-1957 – Serving in Moscow before and during World War II, succeeding George F. Kennan as United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union.

1957 – He was demoted to become ambassador to the Phillipines.

1963-1968 – He was ambassador to France.

1973 – On his memoirs, he reveals that he visited the Third Reich diplomat Hans von Herwarth and received the full content of the secret protocol to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.

1974 – He died on 31st of December.

2006 – Bohlen was featured on a United States postage stamp, one of a block of six featuring prominent diplomats.