Bio: Barry Zorthian (b. Baryoon, October 8, 1920, Katahya, Turkey-d. December 30, 2010), American diplomat, press officer during the Vietnam War.
U.S. personnel in a light moment. Seated at table (L-R): Sec. Orville Freeman, Barry Zorthian, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Sec. Robert McNamara. Standing: Amb. Henry Cabot Lodge, Leonard Marks, Marvin Watson, Honolulu Conference on the Vietnam War, Conference Room, CINCPAC Headquarters, Camp Smith, Hawaii, 2/8/1966. Photo # a1913-2a by Yoichi Okamoto. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.
LBJ Connection: Program Manager, Voice of America, 1958-1961; Deputy Public Affairs Officer, India, USIS, 1961-1964; Public Affairs Officer, South Vietnam, 1964-1965; Director, Joint United States Public Affairs Office, Saigon, 1965-1969
Zorthian, Barry, 1920-2010,
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