Warren Randolph Burgess (1889 - 1978)

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Warren Randolph Burgess (May 7, 1889 – September 16, 1978) was an American banker and diplomat who served as ambassador to NATO from 1957 to 1961.

Burgess was born in Newport, Rhode Island. He attended Brown University and joined the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

He became a prominent banker in New York City. Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed Burgess deputy to the United States Secretary of the Treasury in 1953 and Burgess settled in Washington. In 1954 he became Undersecretary of the Treasury. On March 5, 1955, Burgess married Helen Morgan Hamilton, grand-daughter of banker J.P. Morgan and widow of Arthur Hale Woods. During the war, she served in the Women's Army Corp, rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel.

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