By Graenum Berger,B. Michael Berger
Sam was once born in Gloversville, big apple in 1911, the son of immigrant Jewish par¬ents. an excellent scholar and speaker, he studied economics and exertions difficulties on the collage of Wisconsin, later turning into a mem¬ber of the Economics fac¬ulty. on the London institution of Economics he turned associates with destiny individuals of the British cupboard, Parliament, and the exertions Movement.
In 1941, W. Averell Harriman requested Sam to affix his Lend-Lease employees in London as a exertions expert. He dis¬tinguished himself as a exertions Attache, and in 1946 was once appointed as a Political Counselor within the overseas provider. He grew to become an in¬timate good friend of British exertions leaders, and was once condemned via the British Communist get together for his impact at the British govt. He served at the ecu Coal fee, and was once despatched to Greece to do away with communist impact between Greek unions.
He went with Harriman to Washington and served with the Mutual safeguard management. A posting to the American Embassy in Japan ended all of sudden while he ran afoul of most sensible Republican officers, and he used to be transferred to New Zealand as Deputy leader of venture. A travel in Greece within the comparable potential. for many of these seven years in New Zealand and Greece he served as performing Ambassador.
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy appointed Sam Ambassador to the Republic of Korea in 1961, the place he helped mould the dictatorship right into a extra democratic gov¬ern¬ment, and set the rustic at the street to its ex¬traordinary post-Korean struggle re-covery.
After a quick travel because the country division Commandant on the nationwide warfare collage in Washington, he was once ap¬pointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for a lot jap Affairs. In 1968 he was once chosen to function Deputy Ambassador to Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker within the Republic of Vietnam. He spent 4 years in Vietnam, reaping the entire adverse rewards for provider in that trou¬bled time.
In 1972 he again to Washington as Director of the country Department's Senior Seminar, education senior gov¬ernment and army officers for world-wide provider. He retired in 1974, and died in 1980.
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A Not So Silent Envoy: A Biography of Ambassador Samuel David Berger by Graenum Berger,B. Michael Berger