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Philip Mayer Kaiser (D), 1913-2007

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  • Helen Bremmer
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , May 27, 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.
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