Thayer, Robert Helyer, 1901-1984

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1901-09-22
Death 1984-01-26

Biographical notes:

Diplomat, lawyer, and New York public official.

From the description of Robert Helyer Thayer papers, 1920-1980 (bulk 1930-1964). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982102

Diplomat, ambassador.

From the description of Reminiscences of Robert Helyer Thayer : oral history, 1972. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122587414

Biographical Note

  • 1901, Sept. 22: Born, Southboro, Mass.
  • 1922: A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1923: LL.B., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1926 - 1929 : Law clerk, Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft, New York, N.Y.
  • 1929 - 1932 : Associate counsel to William J. Donovan of Donovan, Leisure, Newton and Lumbard, New York, N.Y.
  • 1929: Associate counsel, investigation into the United States Bankruptcy Act, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • 1932: Assisted Henry Breckinridge as counsel to Charles A. Lindbergh in the matter of the kidnapping of Lindbergh's son
  • 1934: Partner, Donovan, Leisure, Newton and Lumbard, New York, N.Y.
  • 1936: Chairman, Republican National Finance Committee for New York City
  • 1938: Appointed assistant district attorney for New York County, N.Y.
  • 1941 - 1945 : Commissioned lieutenant commander, United States Naval Reserve, and assisted in organization of combat intelligence
  • 1945: Assistant to John Foster Dulles, United States delegation to United Nations charter conference in San Francisco, Calif.
  • 1946: Candidate for Congress from Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • 1946 - 1947 : Assistant commissioner, New York State Division of Housing
  • 1949 - 1951 : Commissioner, New York State Commission Against Discrimination
  • 1951 - 1954 : Assistant to ambassador to France
  • 1955 - 1958 : Minister to Romania
  • 1958 - 1962 : Assistant secretary for cultural and educational affairs, State Department
  • 1962 - 1971 : Director of governmental relations, American Field Service
  • 1984, Jan. 26: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Robert Helyer Thayer Papers, 1920-1980, (bulk 1930-1964), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Practice of law
  • Arts
  • Embassy buildings
  • Public prosecutors--New York (State)--New York County
  • Law--New York (State)--New York County
  • Bankruptcy--United States
  • Kidnapping--United States
  • Practice of law--New York (State)--New York
  • World War, 1939-1945--Military intelligence
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • Bankruptcy--Canada
  • Bankruptcy
  • Ambassadors--Interviews
  • Diplomats--Interviews
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Diplomacy

Occupations:

  • Diplomats
  • Lawyers
  • Public officials--New York (State)

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Romania (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Romania (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)