Julius C. Holmes

In 1950s

Julius Cecil Holmes (April 24, 1899 – July 16, 1968) was born in Pleasanton, Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1922.[1]

In 1942, Holmes served as the Executive Officer for the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. That same year (and until 1944) he served in the Liaison section of Allied Forces Headquarters (AFHQ) In 1944 he served as Deputy G-5 for the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF)[2] while silmutaneously acting as the Assistant Secretary of State until 1945. He was promoted to Brigadier General, United States Army in 1943.[3]

In 1953, Holmes was Minister at the American Embassy in London. Two years later, in 1955, Holmes served as Ambassador to Iran, a position he reprised from 1961 to 1965. From 1956 to 1959 Holmes was the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for NATO Affairs. From 1959 to 1961 Holmes served as Consul General to Hong Kong.[3]


  1. ^ Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. (1970). The Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower: The War Years. Vol. II. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 838.
  2. ^ "HOLMES, JULIUS C.: Papers, 1936-48, 1968" (PDF). Abilene, Kansas: Eisenhower Presidential Library. 1993. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-03-14. Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  3. ^ a b United States Congress Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (1961), Nomination of Julius C. Holmes: Hearings Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Eighty-seventh Congress, First Session, on the Nomination of Julius C. Holmes to be Ambassador to Iran. April 10, 20, and 21, 1961, Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, p. 2, archived from the original on 2020-02-27

External linksEdit

  • [1] Papers of Julius C. Holmes, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library
Government offices
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New Office
Assistant Secretary of State for Administration
January 29, 1945 – August 17, 1945
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Frank McCarthy
Diplomatic posts
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Edward T. Wailes
United States Ambassador to Iran
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Armin H. Meyer
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John M. Steeves
United States Consul General to ong Kong and Macau
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