William Dougherty’s Diplomatic ID

Soviet Union 1946

William Dougherty joined the State Department and served overseas in challenging locations. Dougherty was recruited in 1945 from the U.S. Army Signal Corps, where he worked as a cryptologist.

While in Warsaw he met Jane Simmons, another embassy employee. The two fell in love and were married while serving at the embassy. After Warsaw, they were assigned to the Embassy in Moscow.

This is the diplomatic identification card issued by the Soviet Union’s government to William Dougherty while serving there. Cards similar to these are routinely issued to diplomats by the countries they serve in.

  • Source/Credit: Gift of Eleanor Dougherty
  • Catalog Number: 2023.0008.01
  • Created: 1946
  • Acquired: 2023

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