Former US Ambassador to India Robert Goheen dead

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New Delhi, Apr 1 (UNI) Former US Ambassador to India, Robert F Goheen, died at Princeton in New Jersey yesterday, the US Embassy announced here today.

He was 89.

Goheen who was born in India in 1919, was the US envoy to India from May 1977 to December 1980 during the Presidentship of Mr Jimmy Carter.

An American academic, he was educated at The Lawrenceville School and graduated from Princeton University in 1940.

He was an intelligence officer in the United States Army during World War II, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He returned to graduate school at Princeton after the war, earning an M.A. in 1947 and Ph.D. in 1948 in classics.

Mr Goheen taught classics at Princeton until 1957, when he was appointed the university's 16th president--the youngest man to assume that position since the 18th century.

After his retirement from Princeton in 1972, he was named president of the Council on Foundations and then of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.


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