Foreign Service Officer
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
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
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