Ferguson, John H. - from United States

ID: 14759
Organization: BBG
Country of meeting: NLD in the year 1954

Was a 20th-Century American lawyer who became the fifth U.S. ambassador to Morocco (1962-1964). Ferguson was a "prominent lawyer in Washington," New York, and Paris.

Service in the U.S. Government included deputy director of the U.S. Department of State's policy planning staff (where he knew fellow Harvard Law alumnus Alger Hiss) and assistant to the president of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD). He also served as Ferguson had been a special assistant to Dean Acheson (then, Undersecretary of State).

In March 1947, he left government service (most recently as assistant to the World Bank's first president, Eugene Meyer, father of Katharine Graham of the Washington Post) to enter private practice in New York City with the law firm of Root, Ballantine, Harlan, Bushby and Palmer (later Dewey Ballantine, now Dewey & LeBoeuf).


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