Yale University

In Memoriam

Tom Doubleday

Tom Doubleday
1964 graduation


State Department Magazine
April, 1993

Thomas P. Doubleday Jr., 50, political counselor in Monrovia, died of a heart attack there on February 8.

Mr. Doubleday joined the Foreign Service in 1965. After an assignment in Bangkok, he went to Saigon with A.I.D. in 1968. In 1971 he became a political analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research.

After a tour in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, he became economic and commercial officer in Luanda in 1975. He served as an international relations officer in the Bureau of African Affairs before becoming political officer in Mogadishu in 1979. In 1982 he returned to Bangkok as visa officer.

Next, he was assigned to the Bureau of Personnel, 1985-86, and the Bureau for Refugee Programs, 1986-89. In 1989 he became labor officer in Lagos. He began his final assignment in 1991.

Mr. Doubleday was born in New York on October 22, 1942. He earned a bachelor's from Yale and a master's from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He held the Meritorious Honor Award. He leaves a brother, Malcolm Doubleday of Stonybrook, N.Y.