Johnson, U. Alexis

Johnson, U. (Ural) Alexis

(1908–  ) diplomat; born in Falun, Kans. He graduated from Occidental College (1931) and entered the Foreign Service in 1935. He was praised for his role in the Korean truce negotiations. He became ambassador to Czechoslovakia (1953–58), Thailand (1958–61), and Japan (1966–69). An expert on Far Eastern affairs, he was undersecretary of state for political affairs (1969–73) and the chief U.S. delegate at the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (1973).
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