1963 Press Photo Ambassador Livingston T Merchant US European Nuclear Weapons
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Ambassador Livingston T. Merchant is under instructions to work fast in developing a blueprint for a U.S.-European nuclear weapons partnership.Livingston Tallmadge Merchant (November 23, 1903 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ May 15, 1976) was a United States official and diplomat. He twice served as United States ambassador to Canada and was Under Secretary for Political Affairs from 1959 to 1961.Merchant was educated at the Hotchkiss School and Princeton, where he was a member of the University Cottage Club. He joined Scudder Stevens and Clark, an investment counselling firm. He became a general partner in 1930.In the early 1950s, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs (under Dean Rusk who served as Assistant Secretary for Far Eastern Affairs and Dean Acheson, then US Secretary of State) in the Truman administration.In 1964 he co-authored the Merchant-Heeney Report which examined bilateral relations between Canada and the United States. He later served as U.S. executive director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development between 1965 and 1968.Source: Wikipedia Photo measures 8 x 10 in.
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