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List of dignitaries at the state funeral of John F. Kennedy

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Nations that attended the funeral (blue) or whose dignitaries arrived too late, but attended Lyndon B. Johnson's reception on November 25 (pink).

This is a list of dignitaries at the state funeral of John F. Kennedy. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, and the funeral took place on November 25, 1963, in Washington, D.C..

The gathering of dignitaries was considered the largest gathering of foreign statesmen in the history of the United States.[1][2] It was also the largest gathering of foreign dignitaries at a state funeral since that of King Edward VII in London in 1910. Although the state funerals of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1969 and Ronald Reagan in 2004 had large gatherings of foreign dignitaries, the funeral of Kennedy was the largest gathering of foreign dignitaries at any funeral in the United States, drawing 220 foreign dignitaries from 92 foreign nations, including 19 heads of state and government.[3] Eisenhower's drew 191 from 78 nations,[4] while Reagan's drew 218 from 165 nations.[5]

Contents:

List of official delegations

A

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Afghanistan 30px H. E. Assadullah Seraj Ambassador to France[6]
Algeria 30px Abdelkadir Chanderil
Abdelaziz Bouteflika
El Hadj Benalla
Amar Ouzegane
Cherif Guellal
President of the Republic
President of the National Assembly
Foreign Minister
Minister of State
Ambassador
Argentina 30px Carlos Humberto Perette
Miguel Ángel Zavala Ortiz
Brigadier Ignacio Avalos
Vice President
Minister of Foreign Relations
Secretary of War
Australia 30px Sir Alister McMullin President of the Australian Senate
Austria 30px Alfons Gorbach Federal Chancellor

B

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Bahamas 30px Roland Theodore Symonette Premier-designate
Belgium 30px Baudouin I
Paul-Henri Spaak
King of the Belgians
Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Prime Minister of Belgium
Bolivia 30px Enrique Sánchez de Lozada Ambassador
Brazil 30px João Augusto de Araújo Castro
Auro Mora Andrade
Zitorino Freire
Antonio Carlos Konder Reis
Roberto de Oliveira Campos
Foreign Minister
President of the Senate
Majority Leader of the Senate
Minority Leader of the Senate
Ambassador
Burundi 30px H. E. Leon Ndenzako Ambassador to the United States[7]


Bulgaria 30px Miliko Tarabanov Deputy Foreign Minister

C

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Cambodia 30px Prince Norodom Kantol President of the Council of Ministers
Cameroon 30px Benoît Balla-Ondoux Foreign Minister
Canada 30px Lester B. Pearson
Paul Martin
Prime Minister
Secretary of State for External Affairs
Chile 30px Carlos Martínez Representative to the United Nations
Republic of China 30px Tsiang Tingfu Ambassador
Colombia 30px Guillermo Leon Valencia Former President
Republic of the Congo 30px Emmanuel Damongo-Dadet Ambassador[7]
Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville) 30px Jacques Masangu Deputy Premier
Costa Rica 30px José Figueres Ferrer Former President
Cyprus 30px H. E. Zenon Rossides Ambassador to the United States[6]
Czechoslovakia 30px Jiří Hájek Representative to the United Nations[8]

D

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Denmark 30px Jens Otto Krag Prime Minister

E

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Ecuador 30px Neftali Ponce Miranda Foreign Minister
El Salvador 30px Héctor Escobar Serrano Foreign Minister
Ethiopia 30px Haile Selassie I
Ras Andaregatchew Masai
Commodore Eskinder Desta
Teferawork Kidane-Wold
Lij Kassa Woldemariam
Emperor
Governor of Sidamo
Commander of the Ethiopian Navy
Minister of the Pen
President of Haile Selassie I University

F

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Finland 30px Veli Merikoski Minister for Foreign Affairs
France 30px Charles de Gaulle
Maurice Couve de Murville
General Charles Ailleret
Étienne Burin des Roziers
President
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Chief of the Defence Staff
Secretary General of the President

G

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Federal Republic of Germany 30px Heinrich Lübke
Ludwig Erhard
Gerhard Schröder
Kai-Uwe von Hassel
Willy Brandt
President
Chancellor
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Defense
Mayor of West Berlin
Ghana 30px Miguel A. Ribeiro
K. Armah
Alex Quaison-Sackey
Ambassador
High Commissioner in London
Representative to the United Nations
Greece 30px Frederica of Hanover
Sofoklis Venizelos
Queen consort of the Hellenes
Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister
Guatemala 30px Alberto Herrarte González
José de Dios Agular
Foreign Minister
Private Secretary to the Government
Guinea 30px Saifonlaye Diallo
Leon Maka
Alessane Dioh
Minister of State
President of the National Assembly
Minister of Communications

H

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Haiti Template:Country data Haiti H. E. Carlet Auguste Ambassador to the United Nations[9]
Hungary 30px Péter Mód First Deputy Foreign Minister

I

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Iceland Template:Country data Iceland Guðmundur Í. Guðmundsson and wife Foreign Minister
India Template:Country data India Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit Delegate to the United Nations
Indonesia Template:Country data Indonesia Gen. Abdul Haris Nasution
Dr. Sudjarwo Tjondronegoro
Minister for Defense and Security Affairs
Deputy Foreign Minister
Iran Template:Country data Iran Prince Gholam Reza Pahlavi
Abbas Aram
Brother of the Shah of Iran
Foreign Minister
Iraq Template:Country data Iraq H. E. Ali Haidar Sulaiman Ambassador to the United States[6]


Ireland 30px Éamon de Valera
Frank Aiken
Major Vivion de Valera
President
Minister of External Affairs
Israel Template:Country data Israel Zalman Shazar
Golda Meir
President
Foreign Minister
Italy 30px Attilio Piccioni
Piero Vinci
Guerino Roberti
Gen. Emiliano Scotti
Foreign Minister
Foreign Ministry chef du cabinet
Assistant Chief of Protocol
Military Counselor to the President
Ivory Coast 30px Phillipe Yace
Camille Alliali
President of the National Assembly
Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs

J

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Jamaica Template:Country data Jamaica Sir Alexander Bustamante
Brigadier Paul Cook
James Lloyd
Noel Crosswell
Prime Minister
Chief of Staff
Permamnent Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs
Chief of Police
Japan Template:Country data Japan Hayato Ikeda
Masayoshi Ōhira
Prime Minister
Foreign Minister
Jordan Template:Country data Jordan Antone Atallah Foreign Minister

K

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Republic of Korea (South Korea) Template:Country data South Korea Park Chung-hee Acting President

L

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Laos 30px Tiao Khampan
Sisouk na Champassak
Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Ambassador to India
Lebanon 30px Ibrahim Ahdab
George Hakim
Ambassador
Representative to the United Nations
Liberia 30px William R. Tolbert, Jr.
J. Rudolph Grimes
Vice-President
Secretary of State
Libya 30px Wahbi al-Bouri Representative to the United Nations
Luxembourg 30px Jean
Eugène Schaus
Hereditary Grand Duke
Foreign Minister

M

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Madagascar 30px Louis Rakotomaleia Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Mali 30px R. E. Oumar Sow Representative to the United Nations[10]
Mexico 30px Manuel Tello Baurraud Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Morocco 30px Moulay Abdallah
Ahmed Reda Guedira
Mohammad Ziani
Abdelkader Benjelloun
Ali Benjelloun
Ahmed Taibi Benhima
Badir din Senoussi
Gen. Mohammad Ameziane
Col. Moulay Hafid
Prince
Foreign Minister
Attaché to the Cabinet of the Foreign Minister
Minister of Justice
Ambassador
Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Attaché to the Royal Cabinet
Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces
Director General of Royal Protocol

N

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Nepal File:Flag of Nepal.svg H. E. M. P. Koirala Ambassador to the United States[11]


Netherlands 30px Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Princess Beatrix
Joseph Luns
Husband of Queen Juliana
Crown Princess
Minister of Foreign Affairs
New Zealand 30px R. E. George Laking Ambassador to the United States[12]
Nicaragua 30px Luis Somoza Debayle
Alfonso Ortega Urbina
Senator and Former President
Foreign Minister
Norway 30px Harald
Einar Gerhardsen
Crown Prince
Prime Minister

P

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Pakistan 30px Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Minister of Foreign Affairs
Panama 30px Galileo Solís
Arturo Morgan Morales
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Paraguay 30px Dr. Juan Plate Ambassador to the United Nations[12]


Peru 30px Víctor Andrés Belaúnde Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Philippines 30px Diosdado Macapagal
Eva Macapagal
President
First Lady
Poland 30px Stanisław Kulczyński
Piotr Jaroszewicz
Deputy Chairman of the Polish Council of State
Deputy Prime Minister
Portugal 30px Luís Supico Pinto President of the Corporative Chamber

R

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Romania 30px M. Milita Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

S

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Saudi Arabia 30px Rashad Pharaon
Abdallah Hababi
Ambassador to France
Chargé d'affaires in Washington
Sierra Leone 30px John Karefa-Smart Minister of External Affairs
Somalia 30px Mohammed Ali Daar Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs
South Africa 30px H. E. Dr. Willem C. Naude Ambassador to the United Nations[13]
Spain 30px Agustín Muñoz Grandes First Vice President of the Government
Sweden 30px Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland
Tage Erlander
Olof Palme
 
Prime Minister
Minister Without Portfolio
Switzerland 30px Friedrich Traugott Wahlen
Pierre Michell
Chief of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Secretary General of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

T

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Tanganyika 30px Chief Erasto A.M. Mangyenya Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Thailand 30px Thanat Khouman Foreign Minister
Trinidad and Tobago 30px H. E. Sir Ellis E.I. Clarke Ambassador to the United States[14]


Tunisia 30px Bahi Ladgham
Mongi Slim
Taieb Slim
Habib Bourguiba, Jr.
Hachemi Quanes
Prime Minister
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Permanent Representative to the United States
Ambassador
unknown
Turkey 30px İsmet İnönü
Feridun Cemal Erkin
Prime Minister
Minister of Foreign Affairs

U

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Uganda 30px Apollo Kironde Ambassador
United Arab Republic 30px Mahmoud Fawzi Minister of Foreign Affairs
United Kingdom 30px Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Sir Alec Douglas-Home
Elizabeth Douglas-Home
Harold Wilson
Jo Grimond
Consort of Queen Elizabeth II
Prime Minister
Spouse of the Prime Minister
Leader of the Opposition
Leader of the Liberal Party
USSR 30px Anastas Mikoyan First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR
Uruguay 30px Juan Felipe Yriart Ambassador

V

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Vatican City 30px Rev. Egidio Vagnozzi Apostolic Delegate
Venezuela 30px Rolando Leandro Mora
Gen. Antonio Briceño Linares
Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Defense
South Vietnam 30px Tran Chanh Thanh Ambassador-designate

Y

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Yugoslavia 30px Koča Popović
Petar Stambolić
Foreign Minister
Prime Minister

International organizations

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
United Nations 30px 30px U Thant
30px Ralph Bunche
30px Paul G. Hoffman
30px Maurice Pate
30px David Vaughan
30px Carlos Sosa Rodríguez and wife
30px Sir Patrick Dean
30px Dr. Louis Alvarado
30px David Blanchard
Secretary-General of the United Nations
Undersecretary for Political Affairs
Managing Director of the United Nations Special Fund
Executive Director of UNICEF
Director of General Services
President of the General Assembly and wife
President of the United Nations Security Council
International Labour Organization
International Labour Organization
European Coal and Steel Community 30px 30px Albert Coppé
30px Jean Monnet
Vice President
Former President
European Economic Community 30px 30px Jean Rey President
European Atomic Energy Community 30px E. M. J. A. Sassen Member of the Council

References

Footnotes

  1. ^ Frankel, Max (November 25, 1963). "Officials of Nearly 100 Lands in U.S.—They Will Meet Johnson". The New York Times. p. 1. 
  2. ^ Duscha, Julius (November 25, 1963). "Kings, Presidents and Premiers Here". The Washington Post. p. A1. 
  3. ^ Wicker, Tom (November 26, 1963). "Kennedy Laid to Rest in Arlington". The New York Times. p. 1. 
  4. ^ Belair Jr., Felix (April 1, 1969). "World's Leaders Join in Services for Eisenhower". The New York Times. p. 1. The half-hour service in the cathedral brought 191 dignitaries ... from 78 nations. 
  5. ^ Ross, Sonya (June 12, 2004). "World leaders share tears, memories and Jelly Bellies". Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal–Gazette. Associated Press. p. 9A. Among the grieving were ... U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, 167 ambassadors, 25 current leaders, 14 foreign ministers, and 11 former heads of state. 
  6. ^ a b c Official State Department Document titled "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25, Page 21 - http://www.johnfkennedy.org/p/a-wounded-nation.html
  7. ^ a b Official State Department Document titled "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25, Page 15 - http://www.johnfkennedy.org/p/a-wounded-nation.html
  8. ^ Official State Department Document titled "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25, Page 3 - http://www.johnfkennedy.org/p/a-wounded-nation.html
  9. ^ Official State Department Document titled "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25, Page 12 - http://www.johnfkennedy.org/p/a-wounded-nation.html
  10. ^ Official State Department Document titled "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25, Page 18 - http://www.johnfkennedy.org/p/a-wounded-nation.html
  11. ^ Official State Department Document titled "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25, Page 22 - http://www.johnfkennedy.org/p/a-wounded-nation.html
  12. ^ a b Official State Department Document titled "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25, Page 10 - http://www.johnfkennedy.org/p/a-wounded-nation.html
  13. ^ Official State Department Document titled "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25, Page 19 - http://www.johnfkennedy.org/p/a-wounded-nation.html
  14. ^ Official State Department Document titled "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25, Page 13 - http://www.johnfkennedy.org/p/a-wounded-nation.html

Bibliography

  • United Press International; American Heritage Magazine (1964). Four Days. New York: American Heritage Pub. Co. pp. 140–141. 
  • "List of Dignitaries Expected at Kennedy's Funeral". The New York Times. November 25, 1963. p. 6. 
  • "Additional List of Dignitaries at President Kennedy's Funeral". The New York Times. November 26, 1963. p. 6.