Douglas MacArthur, II (1909 - 1997)

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Death: Died
Occupation: Ambassador to Iran
Managed by: Gene
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About Douglas MacArthur, II

Douglas MacArthur II (July 5, 1909 – November 15, 1997) was an American diplomat.

MacArthur was the son of Captain Arthur MacArthur III and Mary McCalla MacArthur, and was named for his uncle, General Douglas MacArthur. He was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He married Laura Louise Barkley on August 21, 1934, the daughter of future U.S. Vice President Alben Barkley.

MacArthur worked with the French Resistance during World War II and was held as a prisoner of war for two years. Later in his life, he served as U.S. ambassador to the following nations (years):

Japan (1957-1961)
Belgium (1961-1965)
Austria (1967-1969)
Iran (1969-1972).

He was a member of the Yale College Class of 1932. MacArthur died in Washington, D.C. in 1997.

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