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THE JOSEPH JOHN JOVA PAPERS

The papers of Joseph John Jova (l916- ), consisting of official correspondence, subject files, speeches, appointment calendars, newspaper clippings, and photographs, pertain principally to Jova's ambassadorial appointments to Honduras [l965-69], OAS [l969-74], and Mexico [l974-77]. Joseph John Jova was born on 7 November l916 in Newburgh, New York, the son of Joseph Luis and Maria Josefa Gonzalez-Cavada Jova. He was graduated from Dartmouth College with an A.B. degree in 1938. For the next three years, until 1941, Jova was employed by the Guatemala Division of the United Fruit Company. In 1947 he entered the foreign service and was assigned to Basara, Iraq as Vice-Consul until 1949. His next four assignments included Vice-Consul in Tangier [1949-52]; Consul in Oporto, Portugal [1952-54]; First Secretary in Lisbon [1954-57]; and Officer-in-Charge for French-Iberian Affairs [1957-58]. In 1959, Jova was assigned to the State Department's Office of Personnel where, between 1959-61, he served as Assistant Chief and the Chief of the division. In 1961 he was appointed as Chief of Mission in Santiago, Chile, serving until l965. Jova received his first ambassadorial appointment in l965 when he was named U.S. ambassador to Honduras. In l969 he was appointed he was appointed to the OAS, with the rank of Ambassador. In 1974 Jova was named U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, serving until 1977. The papers include official correspondence files, organized alphabetically according to ambassadorship; some material from early assignments in Basra and Oporto; files from the Personnel Division of the State Department; subject files, including material concerning Jova's involvement with various educational institutions, the Order of Malta, and Catholic Relief Services; various appointment calendars; speech files; newspaper clippings; and a photographic series.

BULK DATES: 1965 - 1977
SPAN DATES: 1945 - 1977

EXTENT: 11 boxes

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Official Correspondence


SERIES: 2. State Depart/Personnel Operations Files


SERIES: 3. Subject Files


SERIES: 4. Calendars


SERIES: 5. American Bicentennial Celebration Files


SERIES: 6. Speech Files


SERIES: 7. Photographs


SERIES: 8. Newsclippings


SERIES: 9. Taped Interviews


SERIES: 10. Travel Vouchers


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