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THE ARCHIVE OF AMBASSADOR KENNETH M. QUINN
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE MEKONG
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Richard Holbrooke’s First Employee

25/12/76

Amb. Quinn tells the story about how he met Richard Holbrooke, who would go on to become one of the most significant Foreign Policy officials of the last half of the 20th century. A phone call and an unusually brief conversation resulted in Amb. Quinn becoming Holbrooke’s first-ever State Department employee.

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