Donald Read Heath (1894-1981) was a career diplomat in the United States Foreign Service from 1920 to 1961. His papers consist
of correspondence, speeches, writings, sound recordings, photographs, and printed matter largely surrounding his diplomatic
positions. A few items remain from his early life prior to his first counselor of embassy appointment.
Donald Read Heath (1894-1981) was a career diplomat in the United States Foreign Service from 1920 to 1961. Heath served
as counselor in the U.S. Embassy in Chile from 1941 to 1944, the number two position immediately below Ambassador Claude Bowers.
Heath was next sent to Europe as deputy to Ambassador Robert D. Murphy, who was the State Department's adviser at Supreme
Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces and then at OMGUS, the Office of Military Government of the United States in Germany.He
was the first postwar American ambassador to Bulgaria, serving from 1947 to 1950. The late Stalin period show trials in Eastern
Europe were a feature of the new Cold War.
57 ms. boxes, 4 oversize boxes
(33 Linear Feet)
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