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William B. Buffum

AKA William Burnside Buffum

Born: 10-Sep-1921
Birthplace: Binghamton, NY
Died: 13-Apr-2012
Cause of death: Natural Causes

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Lebanon, 1970-74

Military service: US Army (1943-46)

Wife: Alma Bauman (three daughters)
Daughter: Karen
Daughter: Diane Klieforth
Daughter: Andrea

    University: BEd, Oneonta State Teachers College (1943)
    University: Oxford University (1945)
    University: MLitt, University of Pittsburgh (1948)
    Teacher: Instructor, University of Pittsburgh (1946-49)

    UN Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs (1976-87)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (1974-75)
    US Ambassador to Lebanon (1970-74)
    US State Department Deputy US Rep. to the UN (1967-70)
    US State Department Deputy Asst. Secty., Bureau of Int'l. Org. Affairs (1965-67)
    US State Department Deputy Dir., and Dir., UN Political Security Affairs (1961-65)
    US State Department Officer-in-Charge, UN Political Affairs (1960-61)
    US State Department Foreign Affairs Officer, Washington (1958-59)
    US State Department 2nd Secy., Bonn (1955-57)
    US State Department Admin. Off., Bonn (1953-55)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Stuttgart (1949-52)


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