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Document Details


Title: Evan M. Wilson
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Harry S Truman Museum and Library
Collection: Truman Library Oral History Program
Description: Appointed Foreign Service officer, Department of State, July 1937; vice consul, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1937-38; assigned to Department of State, March-November 1938; vice consul, later third secretary, Cairo, Egypt, 1938-41; third secretary and vice consul, Mexico City, 1942-43; assigned to Department of State, January 1943-January 1947; American secretary, Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry (Palestine), 1945-46; assistant chief of Division of Near Eastern Affairs, 1946-47; second secretary and vice consul, later first secretary and consul, Tehran, Iran, March 1947-June 1949; student, National War College, August 1949-50; consul general, 1953-57; assigned to Department of State, Washington, 1957-61; counselor of embassy, Beirut, Lebanon, 1961-64; American consul general, Jerusalem from 1964, with personal rank of minister, 1966; retired, 1967; now consultant, Middle East Institute; Member, U.S. delegation 1st, 2d Suez Canal Conferences, London, 1956.
URL: http://www.trumanlibrary.org/oralhist/wilsonem.htm
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1975 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Wilson, Evan M.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Diplomat; Foreign Service officer; Government official
Document location: Washington, DC
Document date: 18-Jul-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: OHI0032382-35501