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George W. Ball

George Wildman Ball was U.S. Undersecretary of State in the administrations of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson

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b. December 19, 1909 - d. May 26, 1994

George Wildman Ball was U.S. Undersecretary of State in the administrations of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He is best known as the voice against the Vietnam War during the escalation in the 1960s. Ball also served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations for a period in 1968.