Philip Crowe

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Person.png Philip Crowe  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(journalist, spook, diplomat, big game hunter)
BornJanuary 7, 1908
DiedNovember 16, 1976 (Age 68)
Alma materSt. Paul's School (New Hampshire), University of Virginia
SpouseSuzanne Noregaard
Member ofOffice of Strategic Services, The 1001 Club
US OSS spook and diplomat

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In office
1969 - 1973

Philip Kingsland Crowe was an American spook and diplomat. During World War II, he worked in the Office of Strategic Services.[1] He was a part of the The 1001 Club.


Crowe was a journalist at the New York Evening Post, traveled in French Indochina and ran big game hunt before working on ads in the magazines Life and Fortune. During World War II, he worked in the Office of Strategic Services where he was the secret intelligence officer in charge of an area, covering China, Burma and India.[2]


He joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1948. Crowe was U.S. Ambassador to Ceylon from 1953 to 1956. Following his term as Ambassador to Ceylon, Crowe was special assistant to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles from 1957 to 1959, before becoming Ambassador to South Africa from 1959 to 1961. In 1969 he was appointed Ambassador to Norway and served until August 31, 1973. Following the ambassador period in Norway, Crowe was ambassador in Denmark from 1973 to 1975.[3]


He published several books on outdoor recreation, ethic conservation and his time as a diplomat.[4]

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