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  • Page 65 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    Q: You might not reach any conclusion, but you could talk. ROSS: That's right. But he was a very interesting man, very articulate, you know, and had a better education. He'd gone ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 6 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    ROSS: And get them out of jail, yes. There were some colorful characters roaming around, colorful Americans, in Mexico City at that time. I remember one guy who had a butterfly net ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 34 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    ROSS: We went first to Senegal, which was still French, and Dakar was the administrative point for all the French West Africa. All of the countries soon thereafter became independent. Then we ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 39 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    ROSS: No, I think that the Syrians at that point already felt that they were their own people. I think that's one of the factors that worked against a long life for ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 36 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    ROSS: A little leave, and I went then to Cairo as political counselor. Q: Ray Hare was in Cairo? ROSS: Ray Hare was the ambassador, and Pete Hart was DCM at the ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 64 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    ROSS: As I say, there were a number of measures that were, on the face of them, not discriminatory, but in the practical effect, only affected the Indian element of the population. ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 16 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    ROSS: From my standpoint, he was an excellent Ambassador. He had been a classmate of Roosevelt's at Harvard, and had been appointed as Minister to Greece in 1933, was there until '41, ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 37 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    ROSS: No, he did that before I got there. So the climate officially was not all that friendly. I had contacts in the foreign office. They were by no means as free ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 77 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    ROSS: Yes, within limits. I certainly thought that the intelligence-gathering aspect of it was something that had to be done. On the other functions, I was very hesitant. Q: I see that ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 54 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    I must tell this. This was the 31st of December when he pulled the coup d'�tat. A number of us, including the French High Commissioner and his wife and my wife and ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 17 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    After MacVeagh left, Ambassador Grady came in. Q: Who also had trouble with the aid mission chief. ROSS: Yes, but he, I guess, perhaps was a little more adept at bureaucratic in-fighting. ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 29 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    ROSS: Right. I might say that when we were in Noum�a, we put our older son, the one who is now ambassador in Algeria, into French school. He was seven years old. ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 25 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    I also had gotten two American secretaries by that time, and they lived on the second floor of the consulate. By that time we had a decent roof put on, but we ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 31 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    ROSS: The thing was going well then, as well as that kind of an arrangement could go. But the frailties were apparent because you could see that this allotment of power was ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 1 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training Foreign Affairs Oral History Project AMBASSADOR CLAUDE G. ROSS Interviewed by: Horace G. Torbert Initial interview date: February 16, 1989 Copyright 1998 ADST Q: Ambassador ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 13 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    ROSS: Yes, this was called the SS Marine Shark. It had been a troop transport. I don't know how many passengers it carried, but the accommodations, such as they were, seemed to ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 70 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    ROSS: Not really, no. A lot of things from Zambia came through, yes, but not from Malawi. That was one reason that the Tanzanians got the Chinese in there to build that ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 43 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    This was my first and only time as a DCM, and both of my ambassadors there were political. I was in a position to appreciate that that was in many respects the ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 28 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    I had never thought that I was going to be working on these questions, but I found it fascinating. I enjoyed it thoroughly, especially the multilateral negotiating aspect, because during these sessions ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16

  • Page 24 of Interview with Claude G. Ross

    ROSS: And to coordinate the efforts, that's right. Have joint programs, coordinate efforts. There were these semi-annual sessions to go over the program. A lot of it, I was at the fourth, ...

    Contributor: Torbert, Horace G. (Horace Gates) - Ross, Claude G.
    Site/Collection: Manuscript Division - Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training - American Memory
    Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    Date: 1989-02-16