Dungan, Ralph Anthony, Jr., 1923-2013



Dungan, Ralph Anthony, Jr., 1923-2013


Bio: Ralph Anthony Dungan (b. April 22, 1923, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-d. October 5, 2013, St. John Parish, Barbados) was a Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy from 1961 to 1963 and to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1963 to 1964. He was also an advisor on Latin American affairs, a personnel advisor, and President Kennedy's liaison with the Catholic community. Dungan served as the United States Ambassador to Chile from 1964 to 1967. He was appointed Chancellor of Higher Education for the State of New Jersey in 1967, a position he held until 1976.


President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Hon. Ralph Dungan, U.S. Ambassador to Chile. Oval Office, White House, Washington DC, 6/13/1967. Photo # 5698-6 by Mike Geissinger. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.


LBJ Connection: Special Assistant to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, 1961-1964; under LBJ, worked on recruitment, presidential appointments; U.S. Ambassador to Chile, 1964-1967