Gerig, Benjamin, 1894-1976

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Diplomat. Full name: Orie Benjamin Gerig; died 1976.

From the description of Papers of Benjamin Gerig, 1927-1974 (bulk 1930-1968). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132516

Biographical Note

  • 1894, Jan. 18: Born, Smithville, Ohio
  • 1917: B.A., Goshen College, Goshen, Ind.
  • 1921 - 1923 : Instructor of political economy, University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1922: A.M., University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill. Married Mary Blosser (died 1960)
  • 1923 - 1928 : Professor of economics, Simmons College, Boston, Mass.
  • 1928 - 1929 : Fellow, Post-graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland D.Sc., political science, Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1930: Published The Open Door and the Mandates System. London: G. Allen & Unwin Ltd.
  • 1930 - 1939 : Member, Information and Mandates Section, League of Nations Secretariat
  • 1939 - 1940 : Commissioner-General, League of Nations Pavilion, New York World's Fair, New York, N.Y.
  • 1940 - 1942 : Associate professor of government, Haverford College, Haverford, Pa.
  • 1942: Lecturer, political science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. Divisional assistant, Division of Special Research, State Department
  • 1944: Technical advisor, United States delegation, Dumbarton Oaks Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • 1944 - 1961 : Chief, Division of Dependent Area Affairs, State Department
  • 1945: Adviser, United States delegation, United Nations Conference on International Organization, San Francisco, Calif. Principal advisor to United States representative and alternate delegate, Executive Committee, Preparatory Commission of the United Nations, London, England
  • 1945 - 1961 : Chief, Division of Department Area Affairs; associate chief, Division of International Organization Affairs, State Department\
  • 1946: Adviser, United States delegation, United Nations General Assembly, first session
  • 1947 - 1953 : Chairman, Interdepartmental Committee of United States Government on Non-self-governing Territories
  • 1948: United States representative, United Nations Special Committee on Information from Non-self-governing Territories, Geneva, Switzerland; adviser, United States delegation, United Nations General Assembly, Paris, France
  • 1960: Superior Service Award for service as director, Office of Dependent Area Affairs, State Department
  • 1961: Retired, State Department Honorary doctor of laws, Haverford College, Haverford, Pa.
  • 1963: Married Pearl Van Pelt Harris
  • 1966: Coauthor, International Peace Observation, a History and Forecast. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press
  • 1976, Feb. 26: Died, Venice, Fla.

From the guide to the Benjamin Gerig Papers, 1927-1974, (bulk 1930-1968), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Leo Pasvolsky papers, 1937-1953 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hudson, Manley Ottmer, 1886-1960. Papers, 1894-1960 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Benjamin Gerig Papers, 1927-1974, (bulk 1930-1968) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Benjamin Gerig Papers, 1927-1974, (bulk 1930-1968) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Leo Pasvolsky papers, 1937-1953 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf General Records of the Department of State. 1763 - 2002. Subject Files National Archives at College Park
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Bowman, Isaiah, 1878-1950. person
associatedWith Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971. person
associatedWith Cordier, Andrew W. (Andrew Wellington), 1901-1975. person
associatedWith Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959. person
associatedWith Dumbarton Oaks Conference (1944) corporateBody
associatedWith Dumbarton Oaks Conference, 1944 corporateBody
correspondedWith Erp, J. W. T. van person
associatedWith Field, Noel Haviland, 1904-1970. person
correspondedWith Gerig, Mary, 1898-1960 person
associatedWith Gerig, Mary, d. 1960. person
correspondedWith Gerig, Pearl person
associatedWith Gerig, Pearl. person
correspondedWith Hiss, Alger person
associatedWith Hiss, Alger. person
correspondedWith Hudson, Manley Ottmer, 1886- person
associatedWith Jessup, Philip C. (Philip Caryl), 1897-1986. person
associatedWith League of Nations. corporateBody
correspondedWith Lester, Sean, 1888-1959 person
associatedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1902-1985. person
correspondedWith Manship, Paul, 1885-1966 person
associatedWith Morley, Felix, 1894- person
associatedWith New York World's Fair (1939-1940) corporateBody
correspondedWith Pasvolsky, Leo, 1893-1953. person
associatedWith Pickard, Bertram, 1892-1973. person
associatedWith Preparatory Commission of the United Nations. corporateBody
associatedWith Sweetser, Arthur, 1888-1968. person
associatedWith Sweetser, Ruth. person
correspondedWith Sweetser, Ruth Gregory person
correspondedWith Tomlinson, John D. (John Doren), 1903-1981 person
associatedWith Tomlinson, John D. (John Doren), b. 1903. person
associatedWith United Nations. corporateBody
associatedWith United Nations Conference on International Organization (1945 : San Francisco, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith United Nations. Trusteeship Council. corporateBody
associatedWith United Nations. Trusteeship Council. Visiting Mission to Trust Territories in West Africa. corporateBody
associatedWith United Nations Visiting Mission to Trust Territories in West Africa. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of State. corporateBody
correspondedWith Walters, F. P. (Francis Paul), 1888- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Soviet Union
Africa, West
Subject
Colonies
Colonies
International agencies
International organization
International trusteeships
International trusteeships
Mandates
Nuclear weapons
Race relations
Occupation
Diplomats
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Birth 1894

Death 1976

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