Philip Mayer Kaiser (D), 1913-2007
- Philip M. Kaiser, former U.S. ambassador to Austria (1980-1981), Hungary
(1977-1980), Senegal (1961-1964) and Mauritania (1961-1964), died May
24, 2007 of aspiration pnemonia at Sibley Hospital in Washington, DC. He
was born in Brooklyn on July 12, 1913 to Ukrainian Jewish immigrants
Moishe Bear and Tema Kaiser. He was also assistant secretary of labor in
the Truman administration. Kaiser persuaded the president of Senegal to
not allow the Soviets to refuel in that country during the Cuban Missile
Crisis. He was a Rhodes Scholar. Funeral services were at Adas Israel
Synagogue, Washington, DC.
"Journeying Far and Wide: A Political and Diplomatic Memoir", pub. 1992.