John N. Irwin II
John Nichol Irwin II (December 31, 1913 – February 28, 2000) was a United States diplomat and attorney during the Cold War. During World War II, he served in the Army in the Pacific as a member of General Douglas MacArthur's staff and reached the rank of lieutenant colonel.
John N. Irwin
|United States Ambassador to France|
March 23, 1973 – October 20, 1974
|Preceded by||Arthur K. Watson|
|Succeeded by||Kenneth Rush|
|26th United States Under Secretary of State|
September 21, 1970 – July 12, 1972
|Preceded by||Elliot L. Richardson|
John Nichol Irwin II
December 31, 1913
Keokuk, Iowa United States
|Died||February 28, 2000 (aged 86)|
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
(m. 1940; her death 1970)
(m. 1976; his death 2000)
|Children||John, Jane, Watkins (stepchild), Thomas (stepchild), Carl (stepchild)|
He was the last person to hold the position of Under Secretary of State when that was the U.S. State Department's second-ranking office (1970-1972). Then, he was the first person to hold the office that replaced Under Secretary: the "Deputy Secretary" of State (1972-1973). In both capacities, his superior was Secretary William P. Rogers. Irwin subsequently served as U.S. Ambassador to France.
- Nick Ravo (February 29, 2000). "John N. Irwin II, 86, Diplomat And Ex-Aide to MacArthur". New York Times.
- "John N. Irwin II". Soylent Communications. Retrieved 2009-08-24.
Arthur K. Watson
| United States Ambassador to France
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