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The Oil Crisis in Iran, 1951-1953


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Henry Byroade, Deputy chief and acting chief, Asiatic Theater section, Operations Division, Office, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, 1944-45; Military Attaché to General George C. Marshall on China mission, 1946-47; Deputy Director and Director, Bureau of German Affairs, U.S. State Department, 1949-52.


Robert H. S. Eakens, Economist and economic adviser, petroleum board, Office Price Administration, Washington, 1942-45; assistant chief, petroleum division, U.S. Department of State, 1945-48, chief, 1948-50, chief petroleum staff, 1950-54.


Loy W. Henderson, Director, Near Eastern and African Affairs, 1946-48; Ambassador to India, 1948-51; and Ambassador to Iran, 1951-55.


Robert B. Landry, Member of faculty, National War College, 1946; Executive Officer to Army Air Force Chief of Staff, General Carl Spaatz, 1947; United States Air Force Aide to President Truman, 1948-53.


George C. McGhee, Director, U.S. Commercial Co., 1946; Special Assistant to Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, U.S. Department of State, 1946-47; Coordinator for Aid to Greece and Turkey, 1947; Special Assistant to Under Secretary of State, 1947-49; Special Assistant to Secretary of State, March-June 1949; Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern South Asian-African Affairs, 1949-51; and U.S. Ambassador and Chief of American Mission for Aid to Turkey, 1951-53.


William M. Rountree, Staff Officer on the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry on Palestine, 1945-46; Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Near Eastern and African Affairs, Department of State, 1946-48; member of the American Economic Mission to Greece, 1947; diplomatic service in Greece, 1948-49, Turkey, 1952-53, and Iran, 1953-55; Deputy Director, 1949-50, and Director, 1952, Office of Greek, Turkish and Iranian Affairs, Department of State.


William E. Warne, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, 1943-47; Assistant Secretary, Department of Interior, 1947-51; Assistant Secretary for Water and Power Development, Department of Interior, 1950-51; U.S. Minister in Charge of Technical Cooperation (Point IV), Iran 1951-55, and Brazil, 1955-56.


Fraser Wilkins, Foreign Service Officer, 1940---, in Canada, Iraq, Morocco, Palestine, and India; director, Near East Affairs, Department of State, 1955-57; American Minister-Counselor, Tehran, Iran, 1957-60; ambassador to Cyprus, 1960-64; inspector general of Foreign Service, 1964.


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