Donald George Wilhelm, Jr.

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Donald George Wilhelm, Jr.

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Death: November 30, 2001 (86)
London, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Donald George Wilhelm and Nina May Wilhelm
Husband of Private
Father of Private
Brother of Warren Wilhelm and Private

Managed by: Douglas Arthur Kellner
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About Donald George Wilhelm, Jr.

Donald Wilhelm Jr. was an even more active advocate of U.S. foreign policy [than his father], working as a U.S. government advisor in the Far East and writing a series of books prescribing ways the West could triumph over communism. While serving as a visiting professor at the University of Teheran in the mid-1950s, he helped the Shah of Iran, who had assumed the throne thanks to a CIA-sponsored coup just a couple of years earlier, write his memoir. The two men grew close. In his preface to "Mission for My Country," Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi thanked Wilhelm above all others.

"For assistance in the writing of this book I am happy to recognize Dr. Donald Wilhelm, Jr. Visiting Professor of Political Science in the University of Teheran. Dr. Wilhelm came to Iran early in 1956 and, as have other scholars before him, he developed an intense interest in our civilization," the Shah wrote right at the top of the preface to his book. "I am pleased to count Professor Wilhelm as a personal friend as well as a friend of my country."

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Donald George Wilhelm, Jr.'s Timeline

June 18, 1915
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
November 30, 2001
Age 86
London, United Kingdom