Becker, Ralph Elihu
Born: Jan 29, 1907 AD
Died: 1994 AD, at 87 years of age.
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.
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