The President today announced that David H. Popper, of New York, has been accorded the personal rank of Ambassador while serving as deputy to Ambassador at Large Ellsworth Bunker for Panama Canal Treaty Affairs.
Popper was born October 3, 1912, in New York City, and received an A.B. in 1932 and an M.A. in 1934 from Harvard University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945.
Popper has worked for the State Department since 1945, when he began serving as a specialist and Assistant Chief of International Organization Affairs. From 1949 to 1951, he was officer in charge for General Assembly affairs, and from 1951 to 1954 he was Deputy Director of United Nations Political and Security Affairs.
In 1954 and 1955, Popper was Director of United Nations Political and Security Affairs, and in 1955-56 he attended the National War College. From 1956 to 1959, he served as Deputy U.S. Representative to international organizations in Geneva, and from 1959 to 1961 he was Deputy U.S. Representative to the Nuclear Test Ban Conference in Geneva.
In 1961 and 1962, Popper was senior adviser to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, and from 1962 to 1965 he was Director of the Office of Atlantic Political and Military Affairs.
Popper served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from 1965 to 1969, and from 1969 to 1973 he was Ambassador to Cyprus. In 1973 and 1974, he was Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs. From 1974 until 1977, he was Ambassador to Chile.
Popper is the author of "The Puzzle of Palestine" (1938) and a contributor to professional publications.