Lake, Anthony

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Biographical Note

  • 1939, April 2: Born, New York, N.Y.
  • 1961: A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1962: Married Antonia Plehn
  • 1962 - 1970 : Foreign service officer, United States Department of State
  • 1963: Vice consul, Saigon, Vietnam
  • 1964: Staff assistant to the United States ambassador, Saigon, Vietnam
  • 1964 - 1965 : Vice consul, Hue, Vietnam
  • 1965 - 1967 : Staff assistant to deputy assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern affairs, Department of State, and staff assistant to the under secretary of state
  • 1969: M.P.A., Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1969 - 1970 : Special assistant to the assistant to the president for national security affairs
  • 1970: Resigned from foreign service in protest of United States invasion of Cambodia
  • 1971 - 1972 : Foreign policy advisor, Muskie Election Committee
  • 1974: Ph.D., Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1976 - 1977 : Head, Department of State transition for President Jimmy Carter
  • 1977 - 1981 : Director, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • 1981 - 1992 : Five College Professor in International Relations, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., and Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.
  • 1991 - 1992 : Senior foreign policy advisor, Bill Clinton campaign
  • 1993 - 1997 : Assistant to the president for national security affairs
  • 1996, Dec.: Nominated to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • 1997, Mar.: Withdrew nomination to head the Central Intelligence Agency
  • 1997 - : Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1999: Special envoy, Ethopia-Eritrea border conflict

From the guide to the Anthony Lake Papers, 1916-2003, (bulk 1963-1997), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Amherst College corporateBody
associatedWith Aspin, Les. person
associatedWith Bergsten, C. Fred, 1941- person
correspondedWith Brzezinski, Zbigniew, 1928- person
associatedWith Bush, Richard C., 1947- person
associatedWith Clinton, Bill, 1946- person
associatedWith Clough, Michael. person
associatedWith Eizenstat, Stuart. person
associatedWith Holbrooke, Richard C., 1941-2010 person
associatedWith Kemble, Penn. person
associatedWith Lake family. family
associatedWith Linowitz, Sol M., 1913-2005 person
associatedWith Mount Holyoke College corporateBody
associatedWith National Security Council (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Schifter, Richard. person
associatedWith Sick, Gary, 1935- person
associatedWith Soderberg, Nancy E., 1958- person
associatedWith United States. Department of Defense. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Department of State. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
National security
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Diplomatic and consular service, American
International relations
Presidential advisors
Foreign service officers


Birth 1939-04-02





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