Thomas Patrick Melady

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Person.png Thomas Patrick Melady   AmazonRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(diplomat, author)
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BornMarch 4, 1927
DiedJanuary 6, 2014 (Age 86)
Washington DC, USA
Cause of death
Brain cancer
Alma materDuquesne University, Catholic University of America

Employment.png United States Ambassador to the Holy See

In office
1989 - 1993
Appointed byGeorge H. W. Bush
Encouraged the Vatican to recognise Israel.

Employment.png United States Ambassador to Burundi

In office
November 4, 1969 - May 25, 1972
Appointed byRichard Nixon

Thomas Patrick Melady was a US diplomat.

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Melady was George H. W. Bush's United States Ambassador to the Holy See. According to the Associated Press, his first instruction, now declassified, was to influence the Vatican to recognize the state of Israel, something which was done a few years later in 1993.[1]

From 2002 until his death he served as the Senior Diplomat in residence at The Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC.

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