Passports and Identification

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    Tom Gallagher’s Diplomatic Passport

    Tom Gallagher joined the Foreign Service in 1965. Ten years later, he came out as openly gay while speaking at a conference on gays in the federal government in Washington, DC. It is believed that he is the first FSO to do so. Before the next periodic renewal of his security clearance,…

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    Michael Hoyt’s Diplomatic Passport

    Foreign Service Officer Michael Hoyt received the prestigious Secretary’s Award after enduring 111 days in captivity in the Congo in 1964. He was serving as Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate Stanleyville when he and his staff were taken hostage by the rebel Simbas. They were narrowly rescued in a joint U.S.-Belgian…

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    Connie Sweeris's U.S. Passport

    In April 1971, nine players from the U.S. Table Tennis team took a historic trip to China. Their trip was the start of what became known as “ping pong diplomacy” and helped lay the groundwork for establishing official diplomatic relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. This was…

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    APEC I.D. card

    2004 APEC meeting I.D. card and lanyard, issued to Foreign Service officer Barbara Nielsen. APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region; the U.S. is one of APEC’s 21 members.

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    Hulda Enebuske's Passport

    Issued to Hulda Ingejärd Enebuske (“Euebuske” on the passport) in April 1918, this passport lists her destination as France and the reason for her travel as “Service with Harvard Surgical Unit”. At the bottom left, under her physical description, her occupation is listed as “nurse” – which her photograph, in a nurse’s…

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    Eleanor Wilson's Passport

    While the way that passports look has changed a lot since 1887, their purpose has not — to identify an international traveler as a national of a given country. A 19-year-old woman from Washington, D.C. named Eleanor Salome Wilson was issued this U.S. passport for a grand trip that included stops in…

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    Edward Dudley's Diplomatic Passport

    In 1948, President Harry S. Truman sent Edward R. Dudley to Liberia as U.S. Envoy and Minister. Upon elevation of the Mission in Liberia to a full U.S. Embassy in 1949, Dudley was promoted to the rank of Ambassador. With that, Ambassador Dudley became the first black Ambassador in U.S. history. Issued…

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    Lucy Barnard Briggs' Passport

    Shortly after her marriage to American diplomat Ellis O. Briggs in May 1928, Lucy Barnard Briggs received this diplomatic passport and traveled with him to his post in Lima, Peru. After the birth of her children, their photos and personal details were appended to pages in this passport — as was the…

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    Meyer Franklin Kline's Passport

    Meyer Franklin Kline, who went by Franklin, dreamed of traveling the world from a young age. At age 18, he traveled from California to Paris to visit the 1900 World’s Fair. Beginning around 1913, Franklin spent over twenty years traveling the world while working for the Osaka Mercantile Steamship Company Ltd. in…