Henderson, Loy W. (Loy Wesley), 1892-1986

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Foreign Service officer.

From the description of Reminiscences of Loy Wesley Henderson : oral history, 1970. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122597995

Diplomat; later professor of international relations, American University, Washington, D.C.

From the description of Papers of Loy W. Henderson, 1918-1984 (bulk 1938-1957). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132016

From the description of Papers, 1918-1978 (bulk 1938-1957). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31605132

American diplomat; secretary of legation, Baltic States, 1927-1930; secretary of embassy, Soviet Union, 1934-1938; assistant chief, Division of Eastern European Affairs, United States Department of State, 1938-1942.

From the description of Loy W. Henderson memoirs, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754870837

Biographical Note

  • 1892, June 28: Born, Rogers, Ark.
  • 1915: A.B. degree, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
  • 1917 - 1918 : Student, University of Denver Law School, Denver, Colo.
  • 1919: Member of Inter-Allied Commission to Germany for repatriation of prisoners of war
  • 1919 - 1921 : Member of American Red Cross Commission to Europe
  • 1922: Entered foreign service as vice consul in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1925: Division of East European Affairs, Department of State
  • 1927: Third secretary of legation, Baltic States
  • 1930: Division of East European Affairs Married Elise Marie Heinrichson
  • 1934: Second secretary of embassy, Moscow, U.S.S.R.
  • 1942: Inspector, diplomatic missions and consular office, Department of State
  • 1943: Ambassador to Iraq
  • 1945: Director, Near Eastern and African Affairs, Department of State
  • 1948: India Republic of India Nepal Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal Ambassador to India and Nepal
  • 1951: Ambassador to Iran
  • 1955: Deputy under secretary of state for administration
  • 1956: Delegate to Baghdad Pact, Iran
  • 1957: Chief of mission to arrange new establishments in Africa, Department of State
  • 1960: Retired
  • 1961 - 1968 : Professor, international relations, American University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1986: Memoirs published, A Question of Trust, edited by George W. Baer (Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution Press. 579 pp.)
  • 1986, March 24: Died, Bethesda, Md.

From the guide to the Loy W. Henderson Papers, 1918-1984, (bulk 1938-1957), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Biographical/Historical Note

American diplomat; secretary of legation, Baltic States, 1927-1930; secretary of embassy, Soviet Union, 1934-1938; assistant chief, Division of Eastern European Affairs, United States Department of State, 1938-1942.

From the guide to the Loy W. Henderson memoirs, undated, (Hoover Institution Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Bullitt, William C. (William Christian), 1891-1967. William C. Bullitt papers, 1813-1998 (inclusive), 1909-1967 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn John Foster Dulles oral history collection, 1964-1967 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.
creatorOf Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. Papers of J. Rives Childs 1973-1979 University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cumming, Hugh S. (Hugh Smith), 1900-1986. Papers of Hugh S. Cumming, 1874-1984, bulk (1937-1984). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Davies, Joseph Edward. Joseph Edward Davies papers, 1860-1958 (bulk 1912-1958). Library of Congress
referencedIn Harper, Samuel N. (Samuel Northrup), 1882-1943. Papers, 1900-1943 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Morris S. Lazaron papers, 1851-1979 (bulk 1930-1950) The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Morris S. Lazaron papers, 1851-1979 (bulk 1930-1950) The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Harper, Samuel Northrup. Papers, 1891-1943 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Baldwin, Charles F. Papers of Charles F. Baldwin [manuscript], 1930-1984 (bulk 1953-1984). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn World Jewish Congress Records, 1918-1982 (bulk 1940-1980) The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Loy W. Henderson Papers, 1918-1984, (bulk 1938-1957) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Henderson, Loy W. (Loy Wesley), 1892-1986. Reminiscences of Loy Wesley Henderson : oral history, 1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Joseph Edward Davies Papers, 1860-1958, (bulk 1912-1958) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Loy W. Henderson Papers, 1918-1984, (bulk 1938-1957) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn William Warne Collection, 1905-2010, 1933-1992 California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Steinhardt, Laurence A. (Laurence Adolph), 1892-1950. Papers of Laurence A. Steinhardt, 1929-1950. Library of Congress
referencedIn Standley, William Harrison, 1872-1963. William Harrison Standley papers, 1895-1963 (bulk 1940-1960). Library of Congress
referencedIn Laurence A. Steinhardt Papers, 1929-1950 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Arthur Bliss Lane papers, 1904-1957 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interview with Loy Henderson
creatorOf Loy W. Henderson memoirs, undated Hoover Institution Archives
creatorOf Loy W. Henderson Papers, 1918-1984, (bulk 1938-1957) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn William Harrison Standley Papers, 1895-1963, (bulk 1940-1960) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Loy W. Henderson memoirs, undated Hoover Institution Archives
referencedIn Lane, Arthur Bliss, 1894-1956. Arthur Bliss Lane papers, 1904-1957 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Robert Manning papers, 1938-1993. Houghton Library
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associatedWith American Association of the Red Cross. corporateBody
associatedWith American National Red Cross. corporateBody
associatedWith Baldwin, Charles F. person
associatedWith Bohlen, Charles E. (Charles Eustis), 1904-1974. person
associatedWith Bullitt, William C. (William Christian), 1891-1967. person
associatedWith Childs, J. Rives (James Rives), 1893-1987. person
associatedWith Cumming, Hugh S. (Hugh Smith), 1900-1986. person
associatedWith Davies, Joseph Edward. person
associatedWith Germany. 1939 Aug. 23. corporateBody
associatedWith Germany. 1939 Aug. 23. corporateBody
associatedWith Germany. Treaties, etc. Soviet Union, 1939 August 23. corporateBody
associatedWith Harper, Samuel N. (Samuel Northrup), 1882-1943. person
associatedWith Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955. person
associatedWith Kellogg, Frank B. (Frank Billings), 1856-1937. person
associatedWith Lane, Arthur Bliss, 1894-1956. person
correspondedWith Lazaron, Morris Samuel person
associatedWith Manning, Robert, 1919- person
associatedWith Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960. person
associatedWith North, Donald, person
associatedWith Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. corporateBody
correspondedWith Standley, William Harrison, 1872-1963. person
associatedWith Steinhardt, Laurence A. (Laurence Adolph), 1892-1950. person
associatedWith Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950. person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of State. corporateBody
associatedWith Warne, William E. person
associatedWith Welles, Sumner, 1892-1961. person
associatedWith Wiley, John C. (John Cooper), 1893-1967. person
associatedWith World Jewish Congress corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Iraq
Baltic States
Iran
India
Baltic States History.
Soviet Union
United States
United States
United States Foreign relations Ireland.
Baltic States
Iran
Palestine
Palestine
Soviet Union Foreign relations United States.
Soviet Union
Ireland
Israel
Palestine
Germany
Iran
Israel
United States
United States Foreign relations Soviet Union.
Israel
Iraq
Soviet Union
Baltic States
Baltic States
India
India
United States
Soviet Union
Soviet Union History Revolution, 1917-1921 Civilian relief.
Iraq
United States
Ireland Foreign relations United States.
Subject
Russo--Finnish War
World War, 1939-1945--Soviet Union
Reconstruction (1914-1939)
Diplomatic and consular service, American--Baltic States
Diplomatic and consular service, American--Soviet Union
Reconstruction (1914-1939) Germany
International relief
World War, 1939-1945
Rogers Act (1924)
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Diplomats--Interviews
Russo--Finnish War, 1939-1940
World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief
Occupation
Diplomats--United States
Diplomats United States
Diplomats
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Birth 1892-06-28

Death 1986-03-24

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