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Ellsworth Bunker

vietnam diplomat ambassador executive

Diplomat and executive, born in Yonkers, New York, USA. He was an executive in the sugar industry (1927–66) and became a diplomat in 1951. He was ambassador to Argentina, Italy, India, and Nepal (1951–61). He was ambassador to South Vietnam during the crucial stages of the Vietnam War (1967–73) and the chief negotiator of the Panama Canal treaties (1973–8), which became controversial during the 1976 presidential campaign.

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