Duke, Angier Biddle, 1915-1995

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1915-11-30
Death 1995-05-18
English

Biographical notes:

Chief of Protocol and ambassador to Spain and Denmark under the Kennedy and Johnson administrations; resident of New York, N.Y., and Washington, D.C.

From the description of Angier Biddle Duke Papers, 1915-1995 and n.d. (bulk 1940-1995). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 45279792

  • 1915: Born in New York City, Nov. 30. Son of Angier Buchanan and Cordelia (Biddle) Duke
  • 1934 - 1937 : Attended Yale University
  • 1937: Married first wife, Priscilla St. George. Had one son by her, Angier Pony St. George Duke (b. 1938)
  • 1939: Divorced Priscilla St. George
  • 1940: Married Margaret Screven White
  • 1940 - 1945 : Served from private to major in U. S. Army
  • 1945: Officer in charge of Air Transport Command, Paris section
  • 1945 - 1948 : President, Duke International Corporation, NYC
  • 1949: Appointed to U.S. Foreign Service
  • 1949: Appointed to post in American Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1951: Special Assistant to Ambassador, American embassy, Madrid, Spain
  • 1952: Divorced Margaret Screven White
  • 1952: Married Maria-Luisa de Aranha, Dec. 11. Had two children by her: Maria Luisa (Marylou) Biddle Duke (b. 1954) and Dario Drexel Duke (b. 1957)
  • 1952 - 1953 : U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador (youngest ambassador in US at 36 years old)
  • 1954 - 1960 : President, International Rescue Commission
  • 1955 - 1961 : Commissioner, Long Island State Park
  • 1957: Received LL. D., Iona College
  • 1958 - 1960 : V.P. of CARE
  • 1961: Maria-Luisa killed in airplane crash, Queens, NY, on her way to her daughter's birthday party
  • 1961 - 1965 : Chief of protocol, Dept. of State, Kennedy and Johnson administrations
  • 1962: Married Robin Chandler Lynn, May 12. Had one son by her, Angier Biddle Duke, Jr. (b. 1963)
  • 1965 - 1968 : Ambassador to Spain.
  • 1968: Chief of protocol, Dept. of State
  • 1968 - 1969 : Ambassador to Denmark
  • 1969: LL. D., Duke University
  • 1973 - 1976 : Commissioner of Civic Affairs and Public Events, NYC
  • 1974 - 1995 : Director, Appeal of Conscience Foundation
  • 1976 - 1977 : Chairman, NYC Democratic Committee
  • 1977 - 1979 : President, The Spanish Institute, NYC (chairman, 1983-1987)
  • 1978 - 1979 : Chairman, NY State Council on Ethnic Affairs President, Nat'l. Committee on American Foreign Policy, Inc.
  • 1979 - 1981 : Ambassador to Morocco
  • 1981 - 1990 : Trustee, Long Island University
  • 1981 - 1986 : Chairman, U.S.-Japan Foundation, NYC
  • 1981 - 1995 : Chairman, World Affairs Council, Long Island
  • 1986 - 1990 : Chancellor, Long Island University, Southampton Campus
  • 1988 - 1995 : Chairman, Duke Family Association of NC
  • 1992 - 1995 : President, Council of American Ambassadors
  • 1995: Died, Southampton, Long Island

From the guide to the Angier Biddle Duke Papers, 1923-1990s and undated, (Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

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Subjects:

  • World politics--20th century
  • Civil rights movement
  • African Americans--Civil rights--History
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Diplomacy--20th century

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