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Document Details


Title: Livingston Merchant
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Harry S Truman Museum and Library
Collection: Truman Library Oral History Program
Description: With U.S. Department of State, 1942-62, assistant chief, Division of Defense Materials, 1942, chief, War Areas Division, 1945; counselor for economic affairs with rank of minister, American Embassy, Paris, 1945-46; chief of Aviation Division, 1946-48; appointed as Foreign Service officer, 1947; counselor of American Embassy, Nanking, China, 1948-49; deputy assistant secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, 1949-51, deputy for political affairs to United States special representative in Europe and alternate United States permanent representative to North Atlantic Council, Paris, rank of ambassador, 1952-53, assistant secretary of State for European Affairs, 1953-56, 1958-59; Ambassador to Canada, 1956-58, 1961-62; under secretary of State for political affairs, 1959-61; U.S. executive director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1965-68.
Extent: 40 pages
URL: http://www.trumanlibrary.org/oralhist/merchant.htm
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1975 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Merchant, Livingston Tallmadge, 1903-1976
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1903
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Ambassador; Diplomat; Government official
Age at speaking: 72
Document location: Washington, DC
Document date: 27-May-1975
Interviewer: McKinzie, Richard D.
People discussed: Harry S. Truman; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Historical events discussed: Cold War, 1945-1989; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Cold War, 1945-1989; District of Columbia; Harry S. Truman; North America; Oral history; Political campaigns--United States; Political parties; Presidents--Term of office--United States; Presidents--United States; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; United States; United States--Politics and government; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: European Recovery Program; Marshall Plan; Truman administration
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0032181-14268