iNTERVIEW WITH Angier "Angie" Duke remembers first hearing of JFK's death at the White House. In 1949, Duke joined the United States Foreign Service an assistant in Buenos Aires and subsequently Madrid. From 1952-1953 he served as the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador during the Truman Administration; at this point, at the age of 36 he was at the time the youngest ever U.S. Ambassador. With the Democratic Party out of power in 1953-1961, he left the foreign service and returned to private life. During much of this time, he served as President of the International Rescue Commission.
In 1960, Duke responded favorably to a call from the Kennedy Administration to serve as Chief of Protocol for the U.S. Department of State with the rank of Ambassador; he held this position until 1965 in the Johnson Administration. One of his most famous tasks during this term as Chief of Protocol was to supervise the protocol for all world leaders who attended the November 25, 1963 funeral for the fallen 35th U.S. President, John F. Kennedy
Duke talks about the planning of the John F. Kennedy funeral and the politics and decisions that were made
Duke talks about how all the countries cooperated during the time of the funeral..the interaction of all the foreign countries and how they all interacted with the Kennedy family
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