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Hamilton Fish Armstrong

 

Hamilton Fish Armstrong

Hamilton Fish Armstrong
Born Hamilton Fish Armstrong
(1893-04-07)April 7, 1893
Died April 24, 1973(1973-04-24) (aged 80)
Citizenship the United States
Alma mater Princeton University
Occupation editor
Employer Council on Foreign Relations
Known for Foreign Affairs
Spouse(s) Helen MacGregor Byrne (b. 1897, 1918-1938)
Carman Barnes (1945-1951)
Christa von Tippelskirch (1951-his death)

Hamilton Fish Armstrong (April 7, 1893 – April 24, 1973) was a United States diplomat and editor.

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • Family 2
  • Awards 3
  • Works 4
  • External links 5

Biography

He attended Princeton University, then began a career in journalism at New Republic. During the First World War, he was a military attaché in Serbia, sparking a lifelong interest in American relations with foreign states.

In 1922, at the request of editor Archibald Cary Coolidge, Armstrong became managing editor of Foreign Affairs, the journal of the newly formed Council on Foreign Relations. After Coolidge's death in 1928, Armstrong became editor, retiring from the position only in 1972, the fiftieth year of publication of the journal. He died after a long illness on April 24, 1973, at the age of 80.

Armstrong wrote many books, including the early Hitler's Reich: The First Phase (published in July, 1933, by The Macmillan Company).

Family

Armstrong married thrice. Helen MacGregor Byrne became his wife in 1918; their only child, Helen MacGregor (later Mrs. Edwin Gamble), was born on September 3, 1923. Armstrong and Byrne divorced in 1938. Later that year, she married Walter Lippmann, ending the friendship between the two men.

Armstrong married author Carman Barnes in 1945, a marriage which ended in a 1951 divorce. In that same year, Armstrong married Christa von Tippelskirch.

Awards

Hamilton Fish Armstrong was decorated by Serbia, Romania, Czechoslovakia, France, and United Kingdom:

  • Order of the Serbian Red Cross (1918)
  • Order of St. Sava Fifth Class (1918)
  • Chevalier of Order of the White Eagle with Swords (1919)
  • Order of the Crown (Rumania) (1924)
  • Order of the White Lion of Czechoslovakia (1937)
  • Officer of the Legion of Honor of France (1937; commander, 1947)
  • Commander of the British Empire (1972)

He received honorary degrees from Brown (1942), Yale (1957), Basel (1960), Princeton (1961), Columbia (1963), and Harvard (1963) universities.

Works

  • The New Balkans (1926)
  • Where the East Begins (1929)
  • Hitler's Reich: The First Phase (1933)
  • Europe Between Wars? (1934)
  • Can We Be Neutral? (with Allen W. Dulles, 1936)
  • "We or They": Two Worlds in Conflict (1937)
  • When There Is No Peace (1939)
  • Can America Stay Neutral? (with Allen W. Dulles, 1939)
  • Chronology of Failure (1940)
  • The Calculated Risk (1947)
  • Tito and Goliath (1951)
  • Those Days (1963)
  • Peace and Counterpeace: From Wilson to Hitler (1971)

External links

  • Hamilton Fish Armstrong Papers at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University
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