Printer Friendly

FREDERICK ROPE, 81, PUBLICIZED U.N.'S WORK.

Byline: The New York Times

Frederick T. Rope, a retired diplomat who was a spokesman for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in the 1950s, died Thursday in Burlington, Vt. He was 81 and lived in Westford, Vt.

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., who graduated from Cornell and later received a doctorate in education from Columbia, Rope seemed an ideal choice to explain the workings of a new international organization to a sometimes skeptical American public.

The work, after all, was not much different from that of his first job, as a high school teacher in Orchard Park, outside Buffalo.

By the time he was hired in 1948 to organize public affairs programs to publicize the work of the United Nations, Rope had gained considerable experience in public affairs as a state education official, as director of the Public Education Association in New York City, as executive director of the New York State Citizens Council and as a Navy officer who worked for Gen. Douglas MacArthur in revamping the Japanese education system after World War II.

At the United Nations, Rope was a spokesman for Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge from 1953 to 1958, a turbulent time.

After his work at the United Nations, Rope remained with the State Department as a diplomat, serving as executive secretary to the United States Mission to NATO in Paris and as U.S. consul in Montreal and Melbourne.

He is survived by a son, William of Washington; a daughter, Sandra Tamburri of Westford, Vt.; and three grandchildren.
COPYRIGHT 1996 Daily News
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1996, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Article Type:Obituary
Date:Sep 8, 1996
Words:256
Previous Article:CHARLES O'NEAL, 92, FILM AND TV WRITER.
Next Article:CANDIDATES SET PRIORITIES : ECONOMY, EDUCATION, CRIME TOP LIST FOR VALLEY CONTENDERS.


Related Articles
Obituaries.
Obituaries.
OBITUARIES.
OBITUARIES.
OBITUARIES.
OBITUARIES.
OBITUARIES.
OBITUARIES.
OBITUARIES.
OBITUARIES.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters