Douglas MacArthur II

Douglas MacArthur II
Douglas MacArthur II
Born July 5, 1909(1909-07-05)
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Died November 15, 1997(1997-11-15) (aged 88)
Washington, D.C.
Occupation U.S. ambassador

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.[1] 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):

He was a member of the Yale College Class of 1932. MacArthur died in Washington, D.C. in 1997.[1]

Related themes


  • - Ambassadors to Japan [1]
  • - Ambassadors to Belgium [2]
  • - Ambassadors to Austria [3]
  • - Ambassadors to Iran [4]
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
John M. Allison
U.S. Ambassador to Japan
1957 – 1961
Succeeded by
Edwin Reischauer
Preceded by
William A. M. Burden
U.S. Ambassador to Belgium
1961 – 1965
Succeeded by
Ridgway B. Knight
Preceded by
James W. Riddleberger
U.S. Ambassador to Austria
1967 – 1969
Succeeded by
John P. Humes
Preceded by
Armin H. Meyer
U.S. Ambassador to Iran
1969 – 1972
Succeeded by
Joseph S. Farland
Government offices
Preceded by
Fred Dutton
Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs
March 14, 1965 – March 6, 1967
Succeeded by
William B. Macomber, Jr.

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