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Edward T. Wailes

AKA Edward Thompson Wailes

Born: 16-Feb-1903
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 25-Jun-1969
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Attack

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Iran, 1958-61

Father: Montgomery Blair Wailes
Mother: Johanna Thompson
Wife: Cornelia Lyons Wailes (his 2nd cousin, m. 30-Dec-1933, until his death)

    University: BA, Princeton University (1925)
    University: Columbia Law School (1927)
    Administrator: Deputy Commandant, National War College (1957-58)

    US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia (1961-62)
    US Ambassador to Iran (1958-61)
    US Ambassador to Hungary (1956-57, did not present credentials)
    US Ambassador to South Africa (1954-56)
    US State Department Asst. Secy. for Administration (1953-54)
    US State Department Chief Inspector, Foreign Service Inspection Corps (1951-53)
    US State Department Foreign Service Inspector (1948-51)
    US State Department Chief, Division of British Commonwealth Affairs (1945-48)
    US State Department Special Asst. to the Director, Office of European Affairs (1945)
    US State Department Second Secretary & Consul, London, England (1943-44)
    US State Department Second Secretary, Ottawa, Canada (1942)
    US State Department Third Secretary, Brussels & Luxembourg (1936-39)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Nanking, China (1930-33)

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