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Ellsworth Bunker
United States Ambassador to Argentina
In office
March 13, 1951 – March 12, 1952
President Harry S. Truman
Preceded by Stanton Griffis
Succeeded by Albert F. Nufer
United States Ambassador to Italy
In office
May 7, 1952 – April 3, 1953
President Harry S. Truman
Preceded by James Clement Dunn
Succeeded by Clare Boothe Luce
United States Ambassador to India
In office
Nov 28, 1956 – Mar 23, 1961
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded by John Sherman Cooper
Succeeded by John Kenneth Galbraith
United States Ambassador to South Vietnam
In office
April 5, 1967 – May 11, 1973
President Lyndon Johnson
Preceded by Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Succeeded by Graham Martin
Personal details
Born May 11, 1894(1894-05-11)
Yonkers, New York
Died September 27, 1984(1984-09-27) (aged 90)
Wheatland, Wyoming
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Harriet Allen Butler;
Carol Laise
Alma mater Yale University
Profession Businessman, Diplomat
Military service
Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction (twice)

Ellsworth F. Bunker (May 11, 1894[1] – September 27, 1984[2]) was an American businessman and diplomat. He was the ambassador to Argentina, Italy, India, Nepal and South Vietnam). He was an important figure in the war in Vietnam and Southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s.


  1. Nolan, Cathal J. (1997). Notable U.S. Ambassadors Since 1775: A Biographical Dictionary. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 48. ISBN 978-0-313-29195-1 .
  2. "Ellsworth Bunker Is Buried Near His Home in Vermont". The New York Times. October 4, 1984. Retrieved 2007-05-29.