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John P. Humes, Former U.S. Ambassador to Austria, Dies at 64

October 3, 1985

NEW YORK (AP) _ John P. Humes, a lawyer who served as U.S. ambassador to Austria from 1969 to 1975, has died of a stroke at the age of 64.

Humes, of Mill Neck, died of a stroke Monday at the Community Hospital at Glen Cove.

While ambassador in Vienna, Humes wrote two volumes of memoirs, which later were collected into a book, ″Excerpts from the Vienna Diaries of Ambassador John Portner Humes,″ that served as a text for students at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

After retiring in 1975, Humes was a member of the board of directors of the Council of American Ambassadors and the Board of Visitors of Georgetown University’s Foreign Service School.

He graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1943. During World War II, he served in Europe with the Army Signal Corps Intelligence Service.

He received his law degree from Fordham University in 1948.

Humes is survived by his wife Jean and their six sons.

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