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John R. Burke

John R. Burke

American diplomat
John R. Burke
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Intro American diplomat
Is Military officer Soldier Officer Diplomat
From United States of America
Type Military Politics
Gender male
Birth Madison
Death 7 August 1993, Arlington County
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John Richard Burke (1924–1993) was a Foreign Service officer and the United States Ambassador to Guyana during the Jonestown Massacre.
Born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1924, Burke was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army during World War II. He also served during the Korean War.
After his Korean service, he earned a Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Burke was the Ambassador to Guyana from September 30, 1977 to September 22, 1979.
Burke died on 7 August 1993 at his home in Arlington, Virginia.

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