Carter L. Burgess

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Carter L. Burgess
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United States Ambassador to Argentina
In office
August 21, 1968 – March 14, 1969
Preceded byEdwin M. Martin
Succeeded byJohn Davis Lodge
Personal details
Born(1916-12-31)December 31, 1916
Roanoke, Virginia
DiedAugust 18, 2002(2002-08-18) (aged 85)
Roanoke, Virginia
Alma materVirginia Military Institute

Carter Lane Burgess (December 31, 1916 Roanoke – August 18, 2002) was an American soldier, business executive, and diplomat.


He graduated from Virginia Military Institute. He served in World War II, as an assistant to Dwight D. Eisenhower. From September 24, 1954 to January 22, 1957, he was Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower and Personnel).[1] From January 1957 to January 1958, he was president of Trans World Airlines.[2] In 1958, he was president of American Machine and Foundry.[3] Also in 1958 he was appointed to the President's Council on Youth Fitness.[4] In 1968 he was appointed ambassador to Argentina. Burgess also served as Chairman of the National Corporation of Housing Partnerships and the National Center for Housing Management[5].


In 1941, he married May Gardner Burgess. She died in 1990.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bernstein, Adam; Bernstein, Adam (2002-08-20). "Carter Burgess Dies". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  2. ^ Dietrich, Noah; Thomas, Bob (1972). Howard, The Amazing Mr. Hughes. Greenwich: Fawcett Publications, Inc. pp. 251–251.
  3. ^ Press, From Associated (2002-08-23). "Carter Burgess, 85; Envoy, Defense Official". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  4. ^ "CARTER L. BURGESS". Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  5. ^ Pace, Eric (2002-08-21). "Carter Burgess, Ex-Executive And Envoy, 85". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-05-30.