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Nathaniel Davis dies at 86; U.S. ambassador to Chile when Allende was deposed
Nathaniel Davis dies at 86; U.S. ambassador to Chile when Allende was deposed

Nathaniel Davis, a longtime diplomat who was the American ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende was deposed in a bloody coup, died of cancer Monday in Claremont. He was 86. His death was announced by Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, where he taught political science for 19 years until his retirement in 2002. Once described as a "brilliant career officer" by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Davis also served as ambassador to Bulgaria, Guatemala and Switzerland. He arrived in Chile in 1971, a year after Allende became Latin America's first democratically elected Marxist president. Davis' term there ended amid suspicions of American...

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