Gerald Drew
Inspector General of the Department of State
In office
November 13, 1960 – May 31, 1962
PresidentDwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Preceded byRaymond Miller
Succeeded byNorris Haselton
United States Ambassador to Haiti
In office
May 15, 1957 – July 16, 1960
PresidentDwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded byRoy Davis
Succeeded byRobert Newbegin
United States Ambassador to Bolivia
In office
December 8, 1954 – April 6, 1957
PresidentDwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded byEdward Sparks
Succeeded byPhilip Bonsal
Director General of the Foreign Service
In office
March 30, 1952 – October 18, 1954
PresidentHarry S. Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded byRichard P. Butrick
Succeeded byRaymond A. Hare
United States Envoy to Jordan
In office
February 24, 1950 – February 25, 1952
PresidentHarry S. Truman
Preceded byWells Stabler (Acting)
Succeeded byJoseph Green
Personal details
Born(1903-06-20)June 20, 1903
San Francisco, California, U.S.
DiedSeptember 27, 1970(1970-09-27) (aged 67)
Lewes, Delaware, U.S.
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley (BA)

Gerald Augustin Drew (June 20, 1903 - September 27, 1970) was a career Foreign Service Officer for the United States.


Born in San Francisco, California, Drew was a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau. He served as U.S. Vice Consul in Pará, 1929; Envoy to Jordan, 1950–52; Ambassador to Bolivia, 1954–57; Ambassador to Haiti, 1957–60.[1] He was assigned to Haiti by the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration at the beginning of the regime of François Duvalier. He criticized the Duvalier government, and Duvalier requested his removal, but this was rejected by Christian Herter.[2]

He died at Lewes, Delaware and is buried at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.


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  2. ^ Gaddis Smith (1 December 2015). The Last Years of the Monroe Doctrine: 1945 - 1993. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. pp. 232–. ISBN 978-1-4668-9520-1.
Diplomatic posts Preceded byWells StablerActing United States Envoy to Jordan 1950–1952 Succeeded byJoseph Green Preceded byEdward Sparks United States Ambassador to Bolivia 1954–1957 Succeeded byPhilip Bonsal Preceded byRoy Davis United States Ambassador to Haiti 1957–1960 Succeeded byRobert Newbegin