A considerable number of groups legally defined as white could still be considered ethnic minorities at the time, and even separate races per the Nordicism thought popular in the United States and northwest Europe at the time Hispanic American soldiers with significant Amerindian ancestry were also classified as "white"and exemplified by the Nazi German state that was the United States' main enemy in the war. Detailed tabulations were not kept for these groups by the US military, which simply listed them all as "white".
For example, women in held approximately one-third of all ambassadorships, but major ambassadorial assignments whether career FSO or noncareer continue to be given almost entirely to males. In the early years of the American republic, women were prohibited from working on government property and thus could not be hired by the Department of State or other federal agencies.
They did, however, represent their country as wives of Diplomatic and Consular Service personnel serving abroad. Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, was one of the first spouses to assist her husband in his role as an American diplomat.
She joined him at his post in Paris in Following in her footsteps over the next years were thousands of women who braved dangerous journeys, maintained households on Spartan budgets, gave birth to and raised children under conditions of nonexistent or inadequate medical services and otherwise gamely survived in often inhospitable surroundings.
Many diplomatic dependents died in shipwrecks, epidemics and natural disasters. During the 19th century, more and more women were hired as part-time and then regular State Department employees, mainly in clerical jobs.
Though women made periodic attempts to enter the full-time Foreign Service ranks, it was not until that Lucile Atcherson became the first woman to be accepted.
Atcherson passed the Diplomatic Service examination with the third-highest score that year, and in April was assigned as Third Secretary to the U. Legation in Bern, Switzerland. Ruth Bryan Owen, former U. Representative for the state of Florida and the first woman to serve on a major congressional committee, was the first woman to serve as chief of a U.
InPresident Roosevelt appointed her Minister to Denmark, where she served until During World War II, the limited numbers of available men and the increased need for diplomats created unprecedented opportunities for women in all parts of the State Department, including the Foreign Service.
After the end of the war, however, the Service returned to its previous hiring practices of giving overwhelming priority to male aspirants. Among the small number of women who enjoyed success in diplomatic service was another political appointee to serve in Denmark; Eugenie Moore Anderson, the first woman to hold the title of Ambassador, represented the United States there from to Willis one of the Examples of Excellence on this website was the third woman to enter the Foreign Service and the first career FSO to become an ambassador.
In May of Willis was one of six Distinguished Diplomats to be honored with a postage stamp. Despite the progress made by women like Owen and Willis, it was still very difficult in the postwar years for women to be hired by and promoted within the Foreign Service.
Working closely with the American Foreign Service Association AFSAthe group called for the abolishment of the regulation that prevented women who married from entering or remaining in the Foreign Service.
Inthe State Department overturned its ban on the marriage of female diplomats. InForeign Service Officer Alison Palmer filed a sex discrimination case that she won three years later.
Her victory resulted in an order from management barring all discrimination in assignments.
The lawsuit dragged on for many years but ultimately achieved success. Though controversial within the Foreign Service, the Palmer lawsuit helped pave the way for new opportunities and improved conditions for women FSOs.
A similar sex discrimination class action suit, filed by Carolee Brady Hartman in against the U. InCarol C. Beginning in the s when President Dwight Eisenhower appointed Claire Booth Luce as ambassador to Italy, several high-profile women from the private sector have served with distinction overseas.
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