Thayer, Robert Helyer, 1901-1984Alternative names
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
From the description of Reminiscences of Robert Helyer Thayer : oral history, 1972. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122587414
1901, Sept. 22:
Born, Southboro, Mass.
A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
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.
Associate counsel, investigation into the United States Bankruptcy Act, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Assisted Henry Breckinridge as counsel to Charles A. Lindbergh in the matter of the kidnapping of Lindbergh's son
Partner, Donovan, Leisure, Newton and Lumbard, New York, N.Y.
Chairman, Republican National Finance Committee for New York City
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
Assistant to John Foster Dulles, United States delegation to United Nations charter conference in San Francisco, Calif.
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)
|referencedIn||Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959.||Houghton Library|
|creatorOf||Thayer, Robert Helyer, 1901-1984. Reminiscences of Robert Helyer Thayer : oral history, 1972.||Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries|
|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||Thayer, Robert Helyer, 1901-1984. Robert Helyer Thayer papers, 1920-1980 (bulk 1930-1964).||Library of Congress|
|creatorOf||Republican Club of the 15th Assembly District (New York, N.Y.). [A collection of printed material pertaining to the Republican Club of the 15th Assembly District, New York, N.Y.].||New-York Historical Society|
|creatorOf||Robert Helyer Thayer Papers, 1920-1980, (bulk 1930-1964)||Library of Congress. Manuscript Division|
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|New York (State)|
|New York (N.Y.)|
|New York (State)--New York|
|New York (State)|
|Practice of law|
|Public prosecutors--New York (State)--New York County|
|Law--New York (State)--New York County|
|Practice of law--New York (State)--New York|
|World War, 1939-1945--Military intelligence|
|Diplomatic and consular service, American|
|Congresses and conventions|
|Public officials--New York (State)|