FOREIGN RELATIONS: Ambassador to Brazil


Brazilian newspapers applauded the news last week that President Eisenhower had picked Clare Boothe Luce to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Brazil—the U.S.'s first woman envoy to a Latin American country. Sometime journalist (managing editor of Vanity Fair at 29), playwright (The Women), movie author and scenarist (Come to the Stable) and Congresswoman (from Connecticut, 1943-47), Clare Luce, 55, served as U.S. Ambassador to Italy for 3½ eventful years—1953-56. During her service in Rome, Communism's threat to Italy was decisively broken, and she helped settle the explosive old quarrel...

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