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Hill, Robert C, 1917-1978



Robert C. Hill was born on Sept. 30, 1917, in Littleton, New Hampshire. He attended Dartmouth College as a member of the Class of 1942. In 1943, he entered the Foreign Service as Vice Consul to India. He returned to the United States in 1946, and attended Boston University Law School for a year before assuming the duties of clerk for the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency. In 1953, President Eisenhower appointed Hill Ambassador to Costa Rica and a year later, to El Salvador. In 1957, he was appointed Ambassador to Mexico. As executive in Washington, Hill served in several positions on Capital Hill between diplomatic posts, including as a special assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Mutual Affairs, Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations and Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. His final diplomatic assignment in 1974, was as Ambassador to Argentina, a post he held until he resigned in 1977. Hill died on Nov. 28, 1978.

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Robert C. Hill papers May Be Restricted

Identifier: ML-38
Date(s): 1969 to 1978

Robert C. Hill (1917-1978), diplomat. The collection consists of correspondence, interviews, essays, pamphlets and clippings and other published matter relating to his career as a Latin American diplomat, including numerous references to the Cuban revolution of 1959, and the Watergate Affair.

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