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us: Lane, Arthur Bliss, 1894-1956



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    • us: Bliss-Lane, Arthur, 1894-1956
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    • found: nuc90-17322: His Widziałem Polske zdradzoną, 1984 (hdg. on MH-H rept.: Lane, Arthur Bliss, 1894-1956; usage: Arthur Bliss-Lane)
    • found: LC data base, 06-22-90 (hdg.: Lane, Arthur Bliss, 1894-1956; usage: Arthur Bliss Lane)
    • found: Wikipedia, September 20, 2013 (Arthur Bliss Lane; a career diplomat for the United States, serving in Latin America and Europe; Lane's career included dealing with the aftermath of World War I in Europe, the rise of a dictator in Nicaragua, World War II in Europe and the rise of communism in Poland; born June 16, 1894 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York; after graduating from Yale Universioty in 1916, he became private secretary to the U.S. Ambassador to Italy in Rome; in 1919-1920 he was 2nd secretary in the U.S. embassy to Poland; in 1921-1922, he was 2nd secretary in London; he then went to Berne, Switzerland in 1922; from 1923 to 1925 he worked at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.; Lane then worked in the embassy in Mexico from 1925-1933; he was appointed U.S. Minister to Nicaragua (1933-1936); he was U.S. minister to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania (1936-1937), Kingdom of Yugoslavia until the German invasion (1937-1941), and Costa Rica (1941-1942); he was then appointed United States Ambassador to Colombia (1942-1944), and subsequently to Poland (1944-1947), first to the Polish government in exile in London, later in Warsaw after the war ended; following his career at the State Department, Lane was active in investigating the Katyn Massacre and in several anti-Communist organizations (National Committee for a Free Europe); he also campaigned for Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Republican Party; he died August 12, 1956 in New York City; he is the author of the book I Saw Poland Betrayed: An American Ambassador Reports to the American People (1948), which detailed what he considered to be the failure of the United States and Britain to keep their promise that the Poles would have a free election after the war)
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    • [Variant "Bliss-Lane" in usage on MH-H rept. not explained.]
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