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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:32 AM

23. Don't know how high up you were in the foreign service, but Robert W Zimmerman, if it's the same

 

person, has a pretty extensive resume:

http://www.adst.org/OH%20TOCs/Zimmerman,%20Robert%20W.toc.pdf

ROBERT W. ZIMMERMANN
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Background
Raised in Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Harvard Business School
U.S. Navy, World War II
Entered Foreign Service 1947

Lima, Peru 1947-1950
Political/ Consular officer
APPA party
Ambassador Prentice Cooper
U.S. interest

Bangkok, Thailand 1950-1952
Economic Officer
U.S. interest Thai silk
AID mission projects
Unsettled regional conditions
Chinese influence
Revolution

London, England 1953-1956
South Asia/Far East desk
Latin American liaison
Krishna Menon
British recognition of China

EA 1956-1959
SEATO affairs
British French influence in Far East

(Note: Robert W. Zimmermann Special Assistant for SEATO Affau-s D.C.. 12, 770)

National War College 1959-1960

Madrid, Spain 1960-1966
U.S. military bases
General Franco
Economic changes
Spanish Communist party
Basques and Catalan separatist
Ambassador Robert Woodward

Ambassadorial Assignments 1966-1969

Lisbon, Portugal 1969-1970
U.S. base negotiations
Ambassador Ridgeway Knight

Barcelona, Spain 1970-1974
Consul General
Spain after Franco
Catalanians
U.S Sixth Fleet visits

ARA 1974-1979
Brazilian and East Coast Affairs
Argentina-Uruguay war
Human Rights and Patt Derian
Nuclear matters
Comments on U.S. embassies
Presidential interest in Latin America


So if this is the guy, grandpa was active in the Foreign Service until 1980. Which means during his son's time in Vietnam and other military service.

Which suggests to me that his son (George's father) might well still have connections to that milieu.




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