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Bohlen, Charles Eustis (Chip)

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Born: 1904 AD
Died: 1974 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Diplomat

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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.


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