Ralph Bunche

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Ralph Bunche

Ralph BuncheAKA Ralph Johnson Bunche

Born: 4-Aug1904
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Died: 9-Dec1971
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY

Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: UN Mediator in Palestine 1948

Military service: OSS (WWII)

Appointed UN Mediator in Palestine after Count Bernadotte was assassinated on 17 September 1948, where he was successful in gaining an armistice.

Father: Fred Bunche (barber)
Mother: Olive Johnson (amateur musician)
Wife: Ruth Harris (m. 23-Jun-1930, until his death, three children)

    High School: Jefferson High School, Los Angeles, CA
    University: University of California at Los Angeles (1927, summa cum laude)
    University: MA, Harvard University
    University: PhD, Harvard University
    University: London School of Economics (post-doctoral research)

    Nobel Peace Prize 1950
    Rosenwald Fellowship
    Toppan Prize
    Presidential Medal of Freedom
    Spingarn Medal 1949

Is the subject of books:
Ralph Bunche, An American Life, Sep-1993, BY: Brian Urquhart

Author of books:
A World View of Race (1936, pamphlet)
The Political Status of the Negro in the Age of FDR (1973, history)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #1860 (20 cents, issued 12-Jan-1982)

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