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French Ambassador's Residence, 2221 Kalorama Road, NW, Kalorama neighborhood, DC.
Hervé Alphand was a French diplomat, and French ambassador to the United States, from 1956 to 1965.
Born into a family of diplomats, he studied law and political science. In a long and distinguished career, he held diplomatic posts in Turkey, the Soviet Union, and the United States during World War II. He left the government in 1941 to join Charles de Gaulle’s government in exile in London.
After the war he served as French representative to conferences on the security and reconstruction of Europe and the development of the Marshall Plan.
He published his memoirs, L'étonnement d'être/The Wonder of Being: A Journal 1939 to 1973 in 1977.
Architect: Jules Henri de Sibour. Year: 1910.