Merchant, Livingston - from United States

ID: 343
Organization: AC
Country of meeting: in the year 1967-1971

Profession:
United States official and diplomat. He twice served as United States ambassador to Canada and was Under Secretary for Political Affairs from 1959 to 1961. He joined Scudder Stevens and Clark, an investment counselling firm. He became a general partner in 1930.

Following his successful business career, Merchant joined the Government in 1942 following the attack on Pearl Harbor and moved up in the U.S. Department of State during the height of the Cold War. In 1949, when the Chiang Kai-shek regime collapsed, Merchant was in Nanking, China to assist. In the early 1950s, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (under Dean Rusk who served as Assistant Secretary for Far Eastern Affairs and Dean Acheson, then US Secretary of State) in the Truman administration. He was twice appointed as Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs. In 1959, he was appointed Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, succeeding his former boss, Robert Daniel Murphy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livingston_T._Merchant

World Bank US Executive Director (1965-68)
US Ambassador to Canada (1961-62)
US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1959-61)
US Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (1958-59)
US Ambassador to Canada (1956-58)
US Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (1953-56)
US State Department Deputy to Special Representative in Europe, Paris (1952-53)
US State Department Special Assistant for Mutual Security Affairs (1951-52)
US State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Far East Affairs (1949-51)
US State Department Deputy Director, Office of Transport and Communications (1948-49
US State Department Chief, Aviation Division (1946-47)
US State Department Economic Counselor, Paris (1945-46)
US State Department Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary of State (1945)
US State Department Chief, War Areas Economic Division (1944-45)
US State Department Chief, Eastern Hemisphere Division (1944)
US State Department Chief, Blockade and Supply Division (1943-44)
US State Department Assistant Chief, Division of Defense Materials (1942-43)
Scudder, Stevens & Clark Partner, Investment Counselor (1930-42)

https://www.nndb.com/people/593/000121230/

Activities in the Orangization:
Past Leadership, Chairman

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