Bio: William G. Bowdler worked in the State Department, and as a Organization of American State delegate, from 1950 to 1956, and again 1960 to 1963. He was a White House Latin American adviser, 1965-1968. He served as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, 1968; U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala, 1971-1973; U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, 1975-1977; U.S. negotiator in Nicaragua, 1979; and Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, 1981.
President Lyndon Baines Johnson shaking hands with Hon. William G. Bowdler. Oval Office, White House, Washington DC, 11/1/1968. Photo # d2320-7 by Jack Knightlinger. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.
LBJ Connection: Specialist in Latin American affairs, working for the Deputy Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, 1965-1968; U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, 1968.
Bowdler, William G.,
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LBJ Presidential Library,
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