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By Graenum Berger,B. Michael Berger

journalists dubbed him, "Silent Sam," yet Sam Berger's letters, studies, speeches, and interviews, reproduced during this booklet, re-vealed him as something yet a silent envoy.

Sam was once born in Gloversville, manhattan in 1911, the son of immigrant Jewish par¬ents. a super pupil and speaker, he studied economics and exertions difficulties on the collage of Wisconsin, later changing into a mem¬ber of the Economics fac¬ulty. on the London institution of Economics he grew to become acquaintances with destiny contributors of the British cupboard, Parliament, and the exertions Movement.

In 1941, W. Averell Harriman requested Sam to affix his Lend-Lease employees in London as a exertions professional. He dis¬tinguished himself as a hard work Attache, and in 1946 used to be appointed as a Political Counselor within the overseas provider. He turned an in¬timate good friend of British exertions leaders, and was once condemned via the British Communist celebration for his impact at the British govt. He served at the eu Coal fee, and used to be despatched to Greece to get rid of communist impact between Greek unions.

He went with Harriman to Washington and served with the Mutual protection management. A posting to the American Embassy in Japan ended unexpectedly whilst he ran afoul of most sensible Republican officers, and he used to be transferred to New Zealand as Deputy leader of venture. A journey in Greece within the related means. for many of these seven years in New Zealand and Greece he served as appearing Ambassador.

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy appointed Sam Ambassador to the Republic of Korea in 1961, the place he helped mildew the dictatorship right into a extra democratic gov¬ern¬ment, and set the rustic at the street to its ex¬traordinary post-Korean battle re-covery.

After a brief travel because the country division Commandant on the nationwide struggle collage in Washington, he used to be ap¬pointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for much japanese Affairs. In 1968 he used to be chosen to function Deputy Ambassador to Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker within the Republic of Vietnam. He spent 4 years in Vietnam, reaping all of the unfavourable rewards for carrier in that trou¬bled time.

In 1972 he lower back to Washington as Director of the country Department's Senior Seminar, education senior gov¬ernment and army officers for world-wide carrier. He retired in 1974, and died in 1980.

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