Bio: John M. Cabot was born on December 11, 1901, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During his career, Cabot was a United States Ambassador to five nations between 1954 and 1965, spending much time in Latin America. During his forty-one year career in the Foreign Service, Cabot served as Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs during the Eisenhower Administration, Consul General in Shanghai, China until its communist takeover, and as charge d'affaires in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. After retiring in 1966, Cabot served as a lecturer and consultant on law, diplomacy, and foreign service at Tufts University in Massachusetts and at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. His books include two volumes describing his experiences in the foreign service, Toward Our Common American Destiny and The First Line of Defense.
LBJ Connection: U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, 1959-1961; to Poland, 1962-1965
Cabot, John M. (John Moors), 1901-1981,
Biographical info page,
LBJ Presidential Library,
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