G. McMurtrie Godley

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Person.png G. McMurtrie Godley   C-SPAN GeniRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
G. McMurtrie Godley.jpg
BornAugust 23, 1917
New York City
Died1999 (Age 81)
Alma materHotchkiss School, Yale University, University of Chicago
A US diplomat

Employment.png US/Ambassador to Laos

In office
1969 - 1973
At the height of the Vietnam War.

Employment.png US/Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In office
23 March 1964 - 15 October 1966
Appointed byLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byEd Gullion
Succeeded byRobert McBride
During his time as ambassador, Mobutu Sese Seko staged a second coup and seized control of the country.


US President Richard Nixon nominated Godley as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs in 1973, but his nomination was rejected by the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

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