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Great Seal Visits to the U.S. by Foreign Heads of State and Government--1945 through 1949


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Date Visitor Country Description
March 13-14, 1945 Prime Minister Mackenzie King Canada Discussed economic policies and the Canadian role in the United Nations with President Roosevelt. In the U.S. March 10-15. Also visited Williamsburg (Virginia).
March 22-24, 1945 Governor General Earl of Athlone Canada Met with President Roosevelt in Washington.
April 25- June 26, 1945 Prime Minister Mackenzie King Canada Led Canadian delegation to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco.
April 25- June 26, 1945 Prime Minister Smuts South Africa Led South African delegation to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco. Arrived in U.S. April 18.
April 25- June 26, 1945 Prime Minister Fraser New Zealand Led New Zealand delegation to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco.
April 25- June 26, 1945 Prime Minister Al-Khouri Syria Led Syrian delegation to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco.
April 26- June 14, 1945 Premier Soong China, Republic of Led Chinese delegation to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco. As Foreign Minister, had met with U.S. officials in Washington, April 17-23.
April 26- June 14, 1945 Prime Minister Endalkachau Ethiopia Led Ethiopian delegation to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco.
May 28- June 1, 1945 Regent Prince Abdul Ilah Iraq At invitation of the President. In U.S. May 25- June 27. Afterwards visited New York City, Princeton (New Jersey), the Grand Canyon (Arizona), Las Vegas (Nevada), Colorado Springs (Colorado), Lincoln (Nebraska), and Chicago.
August 22-25, 1945 President de Gaulle France (Provisional Government) Afterwards visited New York City and Chicago. Departed U.S. August 28.
October 11-15, 1945 President Rios Chile Official visit. In U.S. October 9-November 1. Afterward visited New York City, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
November 10-15, 1945 Prime Minister Attlee United Kingdom Informal discussions on international control of atomic energy.
November 10-15, 1945 Prime Minister Mackenzie King Canada Informal discussions on international control of atomic energy.
May 6-10, 1946 Prime Minister Chifley Australia Guest of U.S. Government on return from Conference of Commonwealth Prime Ministers in London.
May 9-17, 1946 President-elect Roxas Philippines Guest of U.S. Government. Discussed matters relating to Philippine independence. Departed U.S. May 18; also visited San Francisco.
June 5-8, 1946 President-elect Ospina Colombia Arrived in the U.S. June 2. Also visited Miami, New York City, and Tennessee.
June 11-17, 1946 Prime Minister Nagy Hungary Official visit. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. June 19.
October 27-28, 1946 Prime Minister Mackenzie King Canada At the invitation of the President.
December 1-2, 1946 Prime Minister Smuts Union of South Africa Led South African delegation to the UN General Assembly. In U.S. October 22-December 8.
December 19-22, 1946 Prime Minister Tsaldaris Greece Addressed the UN on frontier problems with neighboring states. Visited Washington as guest of the government. In U.S. December 5-24.
January 5-9, 1947 Prime Minister De Gasperi Italy Guest of U.S. Government. Discussed postwar economic assistance. Afterwards visited Chicago, Cleveland, and New York City. Returned to Washington January 14; departed U.S. January 15.
February 4-6, 1947 Governor General Viscount Alexander Canada Guest of U.S. Government. Afterwards visited New York City.
February 11-15, 1947 President-elect Berreta Uruguay Guest of U.S. Government. In the U.S. February 4-18, visiting Miami, New York City, and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania).
April 21-23, 1947 Prime Minister Mackenzie King Canada Informal meeting with President Truman. Arrived in U.S. March 28; also visited Virginia Beach and Williamsburg (Virginia).
April 29- May 7, 1947 President Aleman Mexico Official visit. Addressed Joint Session of U.S. Congress May 1. Afterwards visited New York City, Chattanooga (Tennessee), and Kansas City (Missouri).
August 7-9, 1947 Prime Minister Shah Mahmud Afghanistan Unofficial visit.
April 4-9, 1948 Regent Prince Charles Belgium Also visited Annapolis, Knoxville (Tennessee), New York City, and West Point (New York). Revisited Washington privately April 10-12. Departed U.S. April 14.
April 4-9, 1948 Premier Spaak Belgium Accompanied Prince Charles.
May 24-25, 1948 President Weizmann Israel (Provisional Government) Met with President Truman. (Was in New York City when elected.) Left U.S. May 26.
July 1-5, 1948 President Gallegos Venezuela Met with President Truman in Washington and Bolivar (Missouri).
December 8-10, 1948 President Prio Socarras Cuba Also visited Annapolis (Maryland) and New York City. Departed U.S. December 12.
February 11-13, 1949 Prime Minister St. Laurent Canada Informal visit to Washington.
April 24-26, 1949 President Weizmann Israel Met with President Truman April 25. In the U.S. April 13-May 5; visited New York City.
May 18-21, 1949 President Dutra Brazil Official guest. Discussed economic cooperation. Addressed U.S. Congress May 19. Afterwards visited New York City and Chattanooga and Nashville (Tennessee). Departed U.S. May 27.
August 8-11, 1949 President Quirino Philippines Joint discussions on economic cooperation.
October 11-15, 1949 Prime Minister Nehru India Guest of the President. Afterwards visited New York City, Chicago, Knoxville (Tennessee), San Francisco, and Madison (Wisconsin). Was in Canada October 22-26. Final departure from U.S. November 4.
November 16-20, 1949 Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi Iran Good will visit. Afterwards visited New York City, Princeton (New Jersey), West Point (New York), Detroit (Michigan), Fort Knox (Kentucky), the Grand Canyon (Arizona), Las Vegas (Nevada), Phoenix (Arizona), San Diego, Los Angeles, and Sun Valley (Idaho). Departed U.S. December 13.

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