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Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker, 05/25/1965 Ellsworth Bunker served as U.S. Ambassador to South Vietnam from 1967-73. He had forged a reputation as an accomplished statesman prior to his assignment to South Vietnam. Once in Saigon, he strongly supported the war efforts of Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, going so far as to applaud U.S. incursions into Laos and Cambodia. Following the conclusion of the Vietnam War, Bunker headed the U.S. team involved in the drawing-up of the 1978 Panama Canal treaties.

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