McClelland, Roswell D. (1914-1995)

President’s Roosevelt Special War Refugee Board Emissary in
Switzerland

Following his stint as the representative of President Roosevelt's specially created War Refugee Board in Zurich the thirty year-old California born McClelland became an active participant in the Kastner negotiations and met with Becher in Switzerland. Supportive, a tough, smart negotiator and true to his Quaker roots and education of democratic principles with respect and dignity to man. After the war he continued his career in the State Department, becoming a Charge d’Affair in Senegal and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Niger. He died in 1995, aged eighty-one.

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