Bio: Samuel Rhea Gammon (b. January 22, 1924, Sherman, Texas). He received a B.A. from Texas A&M University in 1946, an M.A. in 1948, and his Ph.D. in 1953, from Princeton University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 and 1950 to 1952. He joined the Foreign Service in 1954 and was posted in Palermo and Milan and at the State Department. In 1962 and 1963, he was officer in charge of Italian affairs. From 1963 to 1967, he was principal officer, then consul general, in Asmara. From 1967 to 1970, Gammon was counselor for political affairs in Rome. In 1970 and 1971, he was detailed to USIA as Deputy Assistant Director for Europe. From 1971 to 1973, he was executive assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Management. From 1973 to 1975, Gammon was Deputy Executive Secretary in the Executive Secretariat at the State Department. From 1975 to 1977 he was the Deputy Chief of Mission in Paris.
LBJ Connection: Detailed Foreign Affairs Aide to Vice President Johnson, 1963; Consul General, Asmara, Ethiopia, 1963-1967; Counselor for Political Affairs, Rome, 1967-1970
Gammon, Samuel Rhea, III, 1924,
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