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Evan G. Galbraith

Evan Griffith Galbraith
United States Ambassador to France
In office
1981–1985
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Arthur A. Hartman
Succeeded by Joe M. Rodgers
Personal details
Born (1928-07-02)July 2, 1928
Toledo, Ohio
Died January 21, 2008(2008-01-21) (aged 79)
Alma mater Yale University

Evan (Van) Griffith Galbraith (July 2, 1928 – January 21, 2008) was the United States Ambassador to France from 1981 to 1985 under Ronald Reagan and the Secretary of Defense Representative to Europe and NATO under Donald Rumsfeld from 2002 to 2007.

Galbraith was born in Toledo, Ohio. He graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in 1946 and was a graduate of Yale University (class of 1950, member of Skull and Bones[1][2]) and Harvard Law School. Galbraith served on active duty in the Navy from 1953 to 1957, attached to the Central Intelligence Agency. From 1960 to 1961, he was the confidential assistant to the Secretary of Commerce under Dwight Eisenhower. He was a close personal friend and Yale classmate of William F. Buckley, Jr. who died one month after Galbraith.

Prior to his post as Ambassador to France under President National Review and a member of the board of the Groupe Lagardère S.A. Paris. Together with Daimler Benz, the Groupe Lagardère S.A. controls EADS (European Aerospace and Defense Systems), Europe's largest defense contractor and principal owner of Airbus. Galbraith also served on several other commercial boards and until 1998, was Chairman of the Board of LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) USA.

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld appointed Evan G. Galbraith as his representative in Europe and the defense advisor to the U.S. mission to NATO. In making this appointment Rumsfeld said, "I wanted a seasoned, vigorous representative in Europe who will bring experienced leadership to this important mission."

Galbraith was also a member of the Center for Security Policy, Council of Foreign Relations and the Bohemian Club in San Francisco. He was also a member of the board of directors of Club Med Inc.

He was married to Marie "Bootsie" Rockwell Galbraith, has three surviving children, Evan, Christina and John and three grandchildren. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Works

  • Ambassador in Paris: The Reagan Years. (1987) ISBN 0-89526-577-X

References

  1. ^ Alexandra Robbins, Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power, Little, Brown and Company, 2002, page 181, 187
  2. ^ David W. Dunlap, "Yale Society Resists Peeks Into Its Crypt" New York Times, November 4, 1988. Link retrieved 9/30/09. No mention of Galbraith in article.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Arthur A. Hartman
U.S. Ambassador to France
1981–1985
Succeeded by
Joe M. Rodgers
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