Murphy, Robert D. (Robert Daniel), 1894-1978

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1894-10-28
Death 1978-01-09
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Diplomat, State Department officer.

From the description of Reminiscences of Robert Daniel Murphy : oral history, 1972. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122632144

From the description of Reminiscences of Robert Daniel Murphy : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122441323

From the description of Reminiscences of Robert Daniel Murphy : oral history, 1972. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122565626

American diplomat; presidential envoy to French North Africa, 1940-1942; political adviser to Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces, 1942-1944; political adviser, Office of Military Government for Germany, 1944-1949; assistant secretary, deputy undersecretary, and undersecretary of state, 1953-1959.

From the description of Robert D. Murphy papers, 1913-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754870934

Biographical Note

  • 1894, October 28: Born, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1917 - 1919 : Clerk, American Legation, Bern, Switzerland
  • 1920: LL.B., George Washington University
  • 1921: Married, Mildred Taylor Vice Consul, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1921 - 1925 : Vice Consul, Munich, Germany
  • 1925: Consul, Seville, Spain
  • 1928: LL.M., George Washington University
  • 1926 - 1930 : Department of State, Washington, D.C.
  • 1930 - 1940 : Consul, Paris, France
  • 1940: Charge d'affaires, Vichy, France
  • 1940 - 1942 : Presidential envoy to French North Africa
  • 1941: Concluded economic accord with General Maxime Weygand
  • 1942: Effected preparations for Allied landings in North Africa
  • 1942 - 1944 : Chief Civil Affairs Officer and Political Adviser on Staff of Supreme Commander Co-chairman, North African Economic Board
  • 1942 - 1943 : Member, Advisory Council, Allied Control Commission for Italy
  • 1944 - 1949 : U.S. Political Adviser, Germany
  • 1949: Director, Office for Germany and Austria, Department of State
  • 1949 - 1952 : Ambassador to Belgium
  • 1952 - 1953 : Ambassador to Japan
  • 1953: Assistant Secretary of State for United Nations Affairs
  • 1953 - 1959 : Deputy Under Secretary of State
  • 1959: Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Retirement from government service
  • 1960 - 1978 : Successively President, Chairman of the Board, and Honorary Chairman of the Board, Corning Glass Works, Corning Glass International
  • 1964: Author, Diplomat Among Warriors
  • 1968 - 1969 : Member, Presidential Transition Committee
  • 1973 - 1975 : Member, Commission on the Organization of the Government for the Conduct of Foreign Policy
  • 1969 - 1976 : Member (Chairman, 1976), Intelligence Oversight Board Member, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
  • 1978, January 9: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Robert Daniel Murphy papers, 1913-1978, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Subjects:

  • World War, 1939-1945
  • International business enterprises
  • World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North
  • World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history
  • Diplomats--Interviews
  • Military government
  • Business enterprises--United States
  • Business enterprises
  • World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns
  • Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes

Occupations:

  • Diplomats--United States

Places:

  • France (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Africa, North (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)
  • Africa, North (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)