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  • Title: Howard Rex Cottam papers
    Date (inclusive): 1935-1980
    Collection Number: 84028
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 18 manuscript boxes, 2 envelopes (7.5 linear feet)
    Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, memoranda, clippings, and photographs, relating to agriculture in the United States; American trade and foreign relations with Brazil and Kuwait; and food aid, agricultural development, and foreign investment in developing countries.
    Creator: Cottam, Howard Rex, 1910-1984.


    Collection is open for research.
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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Howard Rex Cottam papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1984.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1910, July 27 Born, St. George, Utah
    1932 A.B., Brigham Young University
    1934, Aug. 30 Married Katherine Stokes
    1938 Ph.B., University of Wisconsin
    1941 Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
    1942-44 Agricultural economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, War Food Administration, New York City
    1944-46 Agricultural economist, U.S. Embassy, Paris
    1946-47 Agricultural attache, U.S. Embassy, Rome
    1947-50 First Secretary and Consul, U.S. Embassy, Rome
    1950-52 Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Rome
    1952-53 National War College
    1953-55 Counselor, U.S. Embassy, The Hague

    Deputy director, U.S. Operation Mission, The Netherlands
    1956-60 Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Rio de Janiero

    Director, U.S. Operation Mission, Brazil
    1960-63 Deputy assistant secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
    1963-69 U.S. Ambassador, Kuwait
    1969-74 North American Representative, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
    United States. Dept. of State.
    Brazil--Foreign relations--United States.
    Developing countries.
    Diplomats--United States.
    International relief.
    Kuwait--Foreign relations--United States.
    United States--Foreign relations--Brazil.
    United States--Foreign relations--Kuwait.
    United States--Foreign relations.