National Affairs: The Frontiersman

To many of his colleagues in the U.S. Foreign Service, long-legged Angus Ward was always a bit of a trial. When Angus joined the service in 1925, after a varied career as a lumber salesman, army officer, exporter and timber evaluator for the Bureau of Internal Revenue, an Ivy League degree was assumed to be part of a U.S. diplomat's equipment. In such company Canadian-born Angus Ward, who spoke with a Scottish burr and who had no degree at all, stuck out like a sore thumb.

Moreover, Diplomat Ward was guilty of constant breaches...

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