The Old Refrigerator

Taft, John
June 1978
New Republic;6/3/78, Vol. 178 Issue 22, p19
This article profiles diplomat Ellsworth Bunker. He was tall, white-haired and bespectacled in appearance. Bunker has worked for 35 years in the sugar industry. He showed little interest public affairs but started to get involved in 1950. When he was asked to serve as ambassador to the neo-fascist regime in Argentina, Bunker at first did not show much concern. Before the assassination of Kennedy, Bunker was secretly appointed as U.S. representative to the Organization of American States. Former U.S. President Johnson has approved the appointment in 1964.


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