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Thomas P. Shoesmith

Born: 25-Jan-1922
Birthplace: Palmerton, PA
Died: 26-Apr-2007
Location of death: Springfield, VA
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Malaysia, 1983-87

Military service: US Army (1st Lt., 1943-48)

Father: (rector, Christ Episcopal Church)
Wife: Martha H. Shoesmith ("Mike", one son, one daughter)
Son: Thomas Mark Shoesmith (attorney, Thelen Reid)
Daughter: Jo Shoesmith

    High School: Stroudsburg High School (1939)
    University: BS Education, University of Pennsylvania (1943)
    University: MA, Harvard University (1950)
    University: MA, Harvard University (1951)

    US Ambassador to Malaysia (1983-87)
    US State Department Deputy Asst. Secy, East Asian and Pacific Affairs (1981-83)
    US Consul General in Hong Kong (1977-81)
    US Ambassador to Japan ad interim (1973-74)
    US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Tokyo, Japan (1972-77)
    US State Department Director, Office of Republic of China Affairs (1967-71)
    US State Department Deputy Director, Office of Republic of China Affairs (1966-67)
    US State Department Principal Officer, Fukuoka, Japan (1963-66)
    US State Department Political Officer, Tokyo, Japan (1961-63)
    US State Department Consul, Seoul, Korea (1958-60)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Hong Kong & Macau (1956-59)
    US State Department Intelligence Research Officer, Bureau of Intelligence and Research (1951-56)

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