Shirley Temple Black


Shirley Temple Black born Santa Monica, CA April 23, 1928 (d. 2014). Child movie star; Republican diplomat. Delegate to UN, 1969; delegate to Stockholm Conference on the Environment, 1972; US Commission to UNESCO, 1973. US Ambassador to Ghana, 1974-76, and Czechoslovakia, 1968, 1989-92. First woman Chief of Diplomatic Protocol, 1976.


"Ambassadors, if they do it right, work about 14-hour days. . . My favorite part of the job was working in the office and with the people of a country. My unfavorite part was the parties and the receptions." (Mail Tribune, July 27, 1997; 1990 photo Wikipedia)