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G. Lewis Jones

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George Lewis Jones, Jr. (1907–1971) was United States Ambassador to Tunisia from 1956 to 1959 and United States Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs from 1959 to 1961. G. Lewis Jones was born in Baltimore on May 18, 1907. He attended high school at the Boys' Latin School of Maryland, graduating in 1925. He attended Harvard College, receiving a B.S. in 1929. He spent the 1929-30 school year at Christ's College, Cambridge and the 1930-31 school year at the London School of Economics, though he did not take another degree. After college, Jones joined the United States Department of State, initially as a clerk to the commercial attaché in London. He became a clerk to the U.S. commercial attaché in Cairo in 1932, and was promoted to Assistant Trade Commissioner in 1934. He became Assistant Trade Commissioner in Athens in 1935, being promoted to assistant commercial attaché in 1938, serving there until 1939. He returned to Cairo as Vice Consul in 1941-42. From 1945 to 1946, he was Assistant Chief of the Division of Near Eastern Affairs. He served as Counselor in London from 1946 to 1949. He spent 1950 at the Policy Planning Staff. From 1950 to 1952, he  ( Wikipedia article )

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