joseph-wiedenmayer-deaf-foreign-service-diplomat

Did you know that — Joseph Wiedenmayer, right,

served as a diplomat with the US Foreign Service, under
the Department of State. He served embassies in Uruguay,
Spain, Italy, Australia, Brazil and Thailand for 22 years.
He was able to get this position when the State Department
hiring procedures were not stringent. Probably difficult
these days to become a deaf diplomat. He served from the
forties through the sixties before retiring. An oralist,
he did not know sign language.