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us: Vance, Cyrus R. (Cyrus Roberts), 1917-2002

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  • Fuller Name

    • Cyrus Roberts
  • Variants

    • us: Wan-ssu, 1917-2002
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    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Yale University
        • Affiliation End: 1939
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Yale Law School
        • Affiliation End: 1942
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Navy
        • Affiliation Start: 1942
        • Affiliation End: 1946
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Department of Defense
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Trilateral Commission
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Department of State
        • Affiliation Start: 1977
        • Affiliation End: 1980
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        (lcsh) Foreign ministers
          (lcsh) Cabinet officers
            (lcsh) Lawyers
        • Earlier Established Forms

            Vance, Cyrus Roberts, 1917-
        • Sources

          • found: McLellan, D. S. Cyrus Vance, 1985: CIP t.p. (Cyrus Vance)
          • found: LC data base, 4/16/85 (hdg.: Vance, Cyrus Roberts, 1917-; usage: Cyrus R. Vance; Cyrus Vance)
          • found: Mei Chung chien chiao chʻien hou, 1984: t.p. (Wan-ssu)
          • found: Wikipedia WWW site, Feb. 21, 2006 (Cyrus Roberts Vance; b. Mar. 27, 1917; d. Jan. 12, 2002; U.S. secretary of state, 1977-1980)
          • found: U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian website, September 16, 2014 (Cyrus Roberts Vance was appointed Secretary of State by President Jimmy Carter on January 21, 1977. He entered his position on January 23 and resigned on April 28, 1980 in protest over President Carter's decision to attempt a military rescue of American hostages in Iran. Vance attended Yale University, earning a B.A. in 1939 and continued on to Yale Law School, earning his J.D. in 1942. After receiving his law degree, Vance served in the Navy until 1946. He practiced law at a New York City firm for the next decade and then entered government service in the late 1950s. During the 1960s, Vance rose through the ranks of the Department of Defense. He served as Secretary of the Army under President John F. Kennedy, In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson made Vance the Deputy Secretary of Defense. In 1968, Johnson appointed Vance as a delegate to the Paris peace talks and in January 1969, Vance received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. During the early 1970s, he returned to practicing law while also becoming a member of the Trilateral Commission. In 1976, a fellow Trilateral Commission member, President-Elect Carter, asked Vance to be his Secretary of State. Vance died in early 2002)
        • Change Notes

          • 1985-04-19: new
          • 2014-09-17: revised
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