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William Robert Rivkin
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
Foreign Service Officer
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William Robert Rivkin (1919-1967) -- also known as William R. Rivkin -- of Illinois. Born in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa, 1919. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, 1962-65; U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, 1966-67; died in office 1967; U.S. Ambassador, 1966-67; died in office 1967. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, of a heart attack, in Dakar, Senegal, March 19, 1967. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

Name: William R. Rivkin
State of Residency: Illinois
Non-career appointee
Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Appointment: Oct 13, 1966
Presentation of Credentials: Jan 16, 1967
Termination of Mission: Died at Dakar Mar 19, 1967
Note: Also accredited to Senegal; resident at Dakar.

RIVKIN, WILLIAM R
MAJOR US ARMY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/16/1919
DATE OF DEATH: 03/19/1967
DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/22/1967
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 150-G
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


WR Rivkin Gravesite PHOTO
Photograph By M. R. Patterson, October 2002
Posted: 20 October 2002  Updated: 14 June 2003

Updated: 9 August 2003  Updated: 6 September 2004
Bronze Star Medal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WR Rivkin Gravesite PHOTO June 2003

WR Rivkin Gravesite PHOTO June 2003

WR Rivkin Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003