Rusk YY, Harlan and Lois Cleveland, circa 1985

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

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Harlan and Lois Cleveland interviewed by Richard Rusk. Harlan Cleveland discusses working as Assistant Secretary of International Affairs and U.S. Ambassador to NATO. He speaks of his working relationship with Dean Rusk and of his great admiration for him. He touches on both his own and Rusk's relationship with Robert Kennedy. His wife, Lois speaks of her fondness and respect for both Dean Rusk and his wife, Virginia Foisie Rusk. Cleveland also discusses his European colleagues view of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Also discussed is the Marshall Plan.

Harlan Cleveland served as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs in the Kennedy Administration and Ambassador to NATO in the Johnson and Nixon Administrations.


ca. 1985




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61 minutes


Harlan Cleveland, Lois Cleveland, and Richard Rusk, “Rusk YY, Harlan and Lois Cleveland, circa 1985,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 8, 2020,