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List of dignitaries at the state funeral of John F. Kennedy

 

List of dignitaries at the state funeral of John F. Kennedy

Nations that attended the funeral (blue) or whose dignitaries arrived too late, but attended Lyndon B. Johnson's reception on November 25 (pink).

This is a list of dignitaries at the state funeral of John F. Kennedy. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, and the funeral took place on November 25, 1963, in Washington, D.C..

The gathering of dignitaries was considered the largest gathering of foreign statesmen in the history of the United States.[1][2] It was also the largest gathering of foreign dignitaries at a state funeral since that of King Edward VII in London in 1910. Although the state funerals of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1969 and Ronald Reagan in 2004 had large gatherings of foreign dignitaries, the funeral of Kennedy was the largest gathering of foreign dignitaries at any funeral in the United States, drawing 220 foreign dignitaries from 92 foreign nations, including 19 heads of state and government.[3] Eisenhower's drew 191 from 78 nations,[4] while Reagan's drew 218 from 165 nations.[5]

Contents:
  • Official delegations: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • International organizations
  • Source

List of official delegations

A

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Afghanistan H. E. Assadullah Seraj Ambassador to France[6]
Algeria Abdelkadir Chanderil
Abdelaziz Bouteflika
El Hadj Benalla
Amar Ouzegane
Cherif Guellal
President of the Republic
President of the National Assembly
Foreign Minister
Minister of State
Ambassador
Argentina Carlos Humberto Perette
Miguel Ángel Zavala Ortiz
Brigadier Ignacio Avalos
Vice President
Minister of Foreign Relations
Secretary of War
Australia Sir Alister McMullin President of the Australian Senate
Austria Alfons Gorbach Federal Chancellor

B

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Bahamas Roland Theodore Symonette Premier-designate
Belgium King Baudouin
Paul-Henri Spaak
King of the Belgians
Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Prime Minister of Belgium
Bolivia Enrique Sánchez de Lozada Ambassador
Brazil João Augusto de Araújo Castro
Auro Mora Andrade
Zitorino Freire
Antonio Carlos Konder Reis
Roberto de Oliveira Campos
Foreign Minister
President of the Senate
Majority Leader of the Senate
Minority Leader of the Senate
Ambassador
Burundi H. E. Leon Ndenzako Ambassador to the United States[7]
Bulgaria Miliko Tarabanov Deputy Foreign Minister

C

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Cambodia Prince Norodom Kantol President of the Council of Ministers
Cameroon Benoît Balla-Ondoux Foreign Minister
Canada Lester B. Pearson
Paul Martin
Prime Minister
Secretary of State for External Affairs
Chile Carlos Martínez Representative to the United Nations
Colombia Guillermo Leon Valencia Former President
Republic of the Congo Emmanuel Damongo-Dadet Ambassador[7]
Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville) Jacques Masangu Deputy Premier
Costa Rica José Figueres Ferrer Former President
Cyprus H. E. Zenon Rossides Ambassador to the United States[6]
Czechoslovakia Jiří Hájek Representative to the United Nations[8]

D

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Denmark Jens Otto Krag Prime Minister

E

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Ecuador Neftali Ponce Miranda Foreign Minister
El Salvador Héctor Escobar Serrano Foreign Minister
Ethiopia Emperor Haile Selassie I
Ras Andaregatchew Masai
Commodore Eskinder Desta
Teferawork Kidane-Wold
Lij Kassa Woldemariam
Emperor
Governor of Sidamo
Commander of the Ethiopian Navy
Minister of the Pen
President of Haile Selassie I University

F

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Finland Veli Merikoski Minister for Foreign Affairs
France Charles de Gaulle
Maurice Couve de Murville
General Charles Ailleret
Étienne Burin des Roziers
President
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Chief of the Defence Staff
Secretary General of the President

G

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Federal Republic of Germany Heinrich Lübke
Ludwig Erhard
Gerhard Schröder
Kai-Uwe von Hassel
Willy Brandt
President
Chancellor
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Defense
Mayor of West Berlin
Ghana Miguel A. Ribeiro
K. Armah
Alex Quaison-Sackey
Ambassador
High Commissioner in London
Representative to the United Nations
Greece Queen Frederica
Sofoklis Venizelos
Queen consort of the Hellenes
Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister
Guatemala Alberto Herrarte González
José de Dios Agular
Foreign Minister
Private Secretary to the Government
Guinea Saifonlaye Diallo
Leon Maka
Alessane Dioh
Minister of State
President of the National Assembly
Minister of Communications

H

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Haiti H. E. Carlet Auguste Ambassador to the United Nations[9]
Hungary Péter Mód First Deputy Foreign Minister

I

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Iceland Guðmundur Ívarsson Guðmundsson and wife Foreign Minister
India Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit Delegate to the United Nations
Indonesia Gen. Abdul Haris Nasution
Dr. Sudjarwo Tjondronegoro
Minister for Defense and Security Affairs
Deputy Foreign Minister
Iran Prince Gholam Reza Pahlavi
Abbas Aram
Brother of the Shah of Iran
Foreign Minister
Iraq H. E. Ali Haidar Sulaiman Ambassador to the United States[6]
Ireland Éamon de Valera
Frank Aiken
Major Vivion de Valera
President
Minister of External Affairs
Israel Zalman Shazar
Golda Meir
President
Foreign Minister
Italy Attilio Piccioni
Piero Vinci
Guerino Roberti
Gen. Emiliano Scotti
Foreign Minister
Foreign Ministry chef du cabinet
Assistant Chief of Protocol
Military Counselor to the President
Ivory Coast Phillipe Yace
Camille Alliali
President of the National Assembly
Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs

J

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Jamaica Sir Alexander Bustamante
Brigadier Paul Cook
James Lloyd
Noel Crosswell
Prime Minister
Chief of Staff
Permamnent Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs
Chief of Police
Japan Hayato Ikeda
Masayoshi Ōhira
Prime Minister
Foreign Minister
Jordan Antone Atallah Foreign Minister

K

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Republic of Korea (South Korea) Park Chung-hee Acting President

L

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Laos Tiao Khampan
Sisouk na Champassak
Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Ambassador to India
Lebanon Ibrahim Ahdab
George Hakim
Ambassador
Representative to the United Nations
Liberia William R. Tolbert, Jr.
J. Rudolph Grimes
Vice-President
Secretary of State
Libya Wahbi al-Bouri Representative to the United Nations
Luxembourg Hereditary Grand Duke Jean
Eugène Schaus
Crown Prince
Foreign Minister

M

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Madagascar Louis Rakotomaleia Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Mali R. E. Oumar Sow Representative to the United Nations[10]
Mexico Manuel Tello Baurraud Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Morocco Moulay Abdallah
Ahmed Reda Guedira
Mohammad Ziani
Abdelkader Benjelloun
Ali Benjelloun
Ahmed Taibi Benhima
Badir din Senoussi
Gen. Mohammad Ameziane
Col. Moulay Hafid
Prince
Foreign Minister
Attaché to the Cabinet of the Foreign Minister
Minister of Justice
Ambassador
Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Attaché to the Royal Cabinet
Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces
Director General of Royal Protocol

N

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Nepal H. E. M. P. Koirala Ambassador to the United States[11]
Netherlands Prince Bernhard
Princess Beatrix
Joseph Luns
Husband of Queen Juliana
Crown Princess
Minister of Foreign Affairs
New Zealand R. E. George Laking Ambassador to the United States[12]
Nicaragua Luis Somoza Debayle
Alfonso Ortega Urbina
Senator and Former President
Foreign Minister
Norway Crown Prince Harald
Einar Gerhardsen
Crown Prince
Prime Minister

P

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Minister of Foreign Affairs
Panama Galileo Solís
Arturo Morgan Morales
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Paraguay Dr. Juan Plate Ambassador to the United Nations[12]
Peru Víctor Andrés Belaúnde Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Philippines Diosdado Macapagal
Eva Macapagal
President
First Lady
Poland Stanisław Kulczyński
Piotr Jaroszewicz
Deputy Chairman of the Polish Council of State
Deputy Prime Minister
Portugal Luís Supico Pinto President of the Corporative Chamber

R

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Republic of China (Taiwan) Tsiang Tingfu Ambassador
Romania M. Milita Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

S

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Saudi Arabia Rashad Pharaon
Abdallah Hababi
Ambassador to France
Chargé d'affaires in Washington
Sierra Leone John Karefa-Smart Minister of External Affairs
Somalia Mohammed Ali Daar Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs
South Africa H. E. Dr. Willem C. Naude Ambassador to the United Nations[13]
Spain Agustín Muñoz Grandes First Vice President of the Government
Sweden Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland
Tage Erlander
Olof Palme
Prince of Sweden
Prime Minister
Minister Without Portfolio
Switzerland Friedrich Traugott Wahlen
Pierre Michell
Chief of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Secretary General of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

T

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Tanganyika Chief Erasto A.M. Mangyenya Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Thailand Thanat Khouman Foreign Minister
Trinidad and Tobago H. E. Sir Ellis E.I. Clarke Ambassador to the United States[14]
Tunisia Bahi Ladgham
Mongi Slim
Taieb Slim
Habib Bourguiba, Jr.
Hachemi Quanes
Prime Minister
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Permanent Representative to the United States
Ambassador
unknown
Turkey İsmet İnönü
Feridun Cemal Erkin
Prime Minister
Minister of Foreign Affairs

U

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Uganda Apollo Kironde Ambassador
United Arab Republic Mahmoud Fawzi Minister of Foreign Affairs
United Kingdom Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Sir Alec Douglas-Home
Elizabeth Douglas-Home
Harold Wilson
Jo Grimond
Consort of Queen Elizabeth II
Prime Minister
Spouse of the Prime Minister
Leader of the Opposition
Leader of the Liberal Party
USSR Anastas Mikoyan First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR
Uruguay Juan Felipe Yriart Ambassador

V

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Vatican City Rev. Egidio Vagnozzi Apostolic Delegate
Venezuela Rolando Leandro Mora
Gen. Antonio Briceño Linares
Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Defense
South Vietnam Tran Chanh Thanh Ambassador-designate

Y

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
Yugoslavia Koča Popović
Petar Stambolić
Foreign Minister
Prime Minister

International organizations

Country Flag Official delegation Titles
United Nations U Thant
Ralph Bunche
Paul G. Hoffman
Maurice Pate
David Vaughan
Carlos Sosa Rodríguez and wife
Sir Patrick Dean
Dr. Louis Alvarado
David Blanchard
Secretary-General of the United Nations
Undersecretary for Political Affairs
Managing Director of the United Nations Special Fund
Executive Director of UNICEF
Director of General Services
President of the General Assembly and wife
President of the United Nations Security Council
International Labour Organization
International Labour Organization
European Coal and Steel Community Albert Coppé
Jean Monnet
Vice President
Former President
European Economic Community Jean Rey President
European Atomic Energy Community E. M. J. A. Sassen Member of the Council

References

Footnotes

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  6. ^ a b c Official State Department Document titled "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25, Page 21 - http://www.johnfkennedy.org/p/a-wounded-nation.html
  7. ^ a b Official State Department Document titled "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25, Page 15 - http://www.johnfkennedy.org/p/a-wounded-nation.html
  8. ^ Official State Department Document titled "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25, Page 3 - http://www.johnfkennedy.org/p/a-wounded-nation.html
  9. ^ Official State Department Document titled "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25, Page 12 - http://www.johnfkennedy.org/p/a-wounded-nation.html
  10. ^ Official State Department Document titled "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25, Page 18 - http://www.johnfkennedy.org/p/a-wounded-nation.html
  11. ^ Official State Department Document titled "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25, Page 22 - http://www.johnfkennedy.org/p/a-wounded-nation.html
  12. ^ a b Official State Department Document titled "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25, Page 10 - http://www.johnfkennedy.org/p/a-wounded-nation.html
  13. ^ Official State Department Document titled "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25, Page 19 - http://www.johnfkennedy.org/p/a-wounded-nation.html
  14. ^ Official State Department Document titled "Government Leaders Expected to Attend President Kennedy's Funeral 6:00 AM Monday November 25, Page 13 - http://www.johnfkennedy.org/p/a-wounded-nation.html

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