Henderson, Loy W.

Henderson, Loy W. (Wesley)

(1892–1986) diplomat, educator; born near Rogers, Ark. He worked for the Red Cross in Europe (1918–21) and entered the Foreign Service in 1922. He was ambassador to India (1948–50) and Iran (1951–55). He was President Eisenhower's chief advisor on Middle East policy. He taught international relations at American University (1961–68).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.