John N. Irwin
|United States Ambassador to France|
March 23, 1973 - October 20, 1974
|Arthur K. Watson|
|1st United States Deputy Secretary of State|
July 12, 1972 - February 1, 1973
|26th United States Under Secretary of State|
September 21, 1970 - July 12, 1972
|Elliot L. Richardson|
|Himself (as Deputy Secretary)|
John Nichol Irwin II
December 31, 1913
Keokuk, Iowa, U.S.
|Died||February 28, 2000 (aged 86)|
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
(m. 1940; her death 1970)
(m. 1976; his death 2000)
|Children||John, Jane, Watkins (stepchild), Thomas (stepchild), Carl (stepchild)|
John Nichol Irwin II (December 31, 1913 - February 28, 2000) was an American diplomat and attorney during the Cold War. During World War II, he served in the Army in the Pacific as a member of General Douglas MacArthur's staff and reached the rank of lieutenant colonel.
He was the last person to hold the position of Under Secretary of State when that was the U.S. State Department's second-ranking office (1970-1972). In 1972, he became the first person to hold the office of Deputy Secretary of State, which succeeded the office of Under Secretary; he held that office until February 1, 1973. In both capacities, his superior was Secretary William P. Rogers. Irwin resigned from the position of Deputy Secretary to serve as U.S. Ambassador to France.
Arthur K. Watson
| United States Ambassador to France
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