Joseph Verner Reed, Jr., American banker and diplomat, Died at 78

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Joseph Verner Reed, Jr. was born on December 17, 1937, and died on September 29, 2016.

He was an American banker and diplomat.

Reed served as United States Ambassador to Morocco from 1981 to 1985, and as Chief of Protocol of the United States from 1989 to 1991.

Joseph Verner Reed, Jr. started his career as Private Secretary to the President of the World Bank, Eugene “Gene” Robert Black, Sr. (1898-1992).

Then, he served as Vice President and Assistant to the Chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank, David Rockefeller, from 1963 to 1981.

During 1985, Reed became United States Deputy Permanent Representative to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

After two years , in 1987, Reed became Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Political and General Assembly Affairs.

Reed was the recipient of the Legion of Honour.

Joseph also received The Yale Medal from his alma mater, Yale University.

Reed, Jr. married Marie Maude Byers, daughter of J. Frederic Byers (1939-1977) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Together they had two daughters.

He died at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Joseph Verner Reed, Jr passed away at 78 years old.

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