Bennett, William Tapley Jr.
Born: Apr 01, 1917 AD
Died: 1994 AD, at 76 years of age.
1917 - Born on the 1st of April in Griffin, Georgia.
1937 - He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia.
1937-1938 - Graduate work at the University of Freidburg, Germany and later earned a Bachelor of Law degree from George Washington University.
1941 - He joined the United States Foreign Service, and his first post abroad was at the American Legation of Santo Domingo.
1944 - He was transferred to the American Embassy in Panama, and later that year volunteered for the U.S. Army.
1945 - He served on the U.S. delegation at the founding Conference on International Organizations in San Francisco, which resulted in the creation of the United Nations.
1951-1954 - He was Deputy Director to the Office of South American Affairs.
1954-1955 - After studying at the National War College, he served two years as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.
1957-1964 - He acted as Counselor and Minister in U.S. Embassies in Rome, Italy; Vienna, Austria; and Athens, Greece.
1964 - He became the U. S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic.
1965 - A year later, the rookie ambassador was confronted with hostilities that broke out in April.
1966-1969 - Seeking relief from the tropical heat of the Dominican Republic, he accepted and served an ambassadorial post in Portugal.
1972 - He began serving concurrently as Ambassador to the United Nations Security Council and Deputy United States Representative to the United Nations.
1985 - Upon his retirement from the U. S. Department of State, he lectured widely.
1991-1992 - Served as President of the Atlantic Treaty Association.
1994 - He died in Washington, D.C. in the fall 94'.
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