Theodore L. Eliot Jr.

Ted Eliot
Inspector General of the Department of State
In office
July 5, 1978 – October 16, 1978
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Brandon Grove (Acting)
Succeeded by Robert Brewster
United States Ambassador to Afghanistan
In office
November 21, 1973 – June 14, 1978
President Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Robert G. Neumann
Succeeded by Adolph Dubs
Executive Secretary of the Department of State
In office
August 10, 1969 – September 26, 1973
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Benjamin H. Read
Succeeded by Thomas R. Pickering
Personal details
Theodore Lyman Eliot Jr.

(1928-01-24)January 24, 1928
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died August 8, 2019(2019-08-08) (aged 91)
Sonoma, California, U.S.
Education Harvard University (BA, MPA)

Theodore Lyman Eliot Jr. (January 24, 1928 – August 8, 2019)[1][2] was the United States Ambassador to Afghanistan from 1973 to 1978. He was a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy and Boston's Eliot family. Eliot graduated from Harvard College in 1948 and received a Master of Public Administration from Harvard's Graduate School of Public Administration in 1956. He also served as Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and as Secretary General for the United States of the Bilderberg Meetings from 1981 to October 1993.[3]


  1. ^ Who's who in the South and Southwest. New Providence, New Jersey: Marquis Who's Who. 1973. p. 212. ISBN 0837908132.
  2. ^ Lorna Sheridan, "Sonoma Valley conservationist Ted Eliot dies at 91", Sonoma Index-Tribune, August 9, 2019; Retrieved August 9, 2019
  3. ^ "Bilderberg Meetings Steering Committee Members".

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Robert G. Neumann
United States Ambassador to Afghanistan
Succeeded by
Adolph Dubs

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