James Lilley

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Person.png James Lilley  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(spook, diplomat)
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BornJanuary 15, 1928
Qingdao, Shandong, China
DiedNovember 12, 2009 (Age 81)
Washington DC, US
Alma materPhillips Exeter Academy, Yale University, George Washington University
Member ofU.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
Spooky diplomat who oversaw 1989 Tiananmen Square regime change attempt as Ambassador to China

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In office
May 10, 1991 - May 8, 1989
Appointed byGeorge H. W. Bush
Oversaw Tiananmen Square regime change attempt

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In office
November 26, 1986 - January 3, 1989
Appointed byRonald Reagan

James Roderick Lilley was a CIA operative and an American diplomat. He was United States ambassador to China from 1989 to 1991, during which time the oversaw the 1989 Tiananmen Square attempt at regime change.

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