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

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969. Papers, 1925-1969 (bulk: 1937-1969) Houghton Library
creatorOf Murphy, Robert D. (Robert Daniel), 1894-1978. Reminiscences of Robert Daniel Murphy : oral history, 1971. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. Top Secret General Records
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. Top Secret Cables to Other Missions
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Papers of James Rives Childs [manuscript] 1869-1983 University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. Classified Cables to the State Department
creatorOf Robert Daniel Murphy papers, 1913-1978 Hoover Institution Archives
creatorOf Robert Daniel Murphy papers, 1913-1978 Hoover Institution Archives
creatorOf Murphy, Robert D. (Robert Daniel), 1894-1978. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, [between 1962 and 1963]. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. Top Secret Cables from the State Department and U.S. Embassy, France
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. Top Secret Records
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 1/9/78 [2]
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. Top Secret Cables to and from Other Missions
referencedIn Arthur Bliss Lane papers, 1904-1957 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. 1860 - 1964. Correspondence with Harry S. Truman. 1945 - 1962. Harry S. Truman, 1945-May 1947. 1945 - 1962. Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Harry S. Truman
referencedIn Bullitt, William C. (William Christian), 1891-1967. William C. Bullitt papers, 1813-1998 (inclusive), 1909-1967 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Murphy, Robert D. (Robert Daniel), 1894-1978. Reminiscences of Robert Daniel Murphy : oral history, 1972. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn James K. Pollock papers, 1920-1968 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. Top Secret Cables from Other Missions
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. Top Secret Cables to and from the State Department
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. General Records
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. Classified General Records
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. Classified Cables to Other Missions
referencedIn Harrison, Leland, 1883-1951. Papers of Leland Harrison, 1915-1947 (bulk 1918-1921). Library of Congress
creatorOf United States. Embassy (Japan). Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1953. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. 1960 RFE inspection trip crusade for freedom, Berlin, Germany
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. Classified Records
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. Top Secret Cables to the State Department
referencedIn Lane, Arthur Bliss, 1894-1956. Arthur Bliss Lane papers, 1904-1957 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. General Records
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. Classified Cables to the State Department
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. Classified Cables from Other Missions
referencedIn Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Papers of James Rives Childs 1823-1950. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. General Records
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. Top Secret Cables to the State Department
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Action in the Middle East, Beirut, Lebanon
creatorOf Pollock, James K. (James Kerr), 1898-1968. James Kerr Pollock papers, 1920-1968. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Murphy, Robert D. (Robert Daniel), 1894-1978. Reminiscences of Robert Daniel Murphy : oral history, 1972. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. 1788 - 1991. Classified Cables to Other Missions
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Executive Office Building tape number 249
Role Title Holding Repository
Place Name Admin Code Country
France
United States
United States
United States
Africa, North
Germany
Africa, North
France
United States
Germany
Germany
United States
Subject
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
Occupation
Diplomats--United States
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Birth 1894-10-28

Death 1978-01-09

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