Ralph Bunche was an American political scientist and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in Palestine.
Also Listed In: Political Leaders
Famous as: American Political Scientist and Diplomat
Born on: 07 August 1903 Famous 7th August Birthdays
Zodiac Sign: Leo Famous Leos
Born in: Detroit
Died on: 09 December 1971
place of death: New York City
father: Fred Bunch
mother: Olive Johnson
Spouse: Ruth Ethel Harris
children: Joan, Jane, Ralph Bunche, Jr.
education: University of California, Los Angeles, Howard University, Harvard University
Works & Achievements: Nobel Peace Prize (1950); Known For: Formation and Administration of the United Nations
awards: 1949 - Spingarn Medal award
1951 - Silver Buffalo Award
Ralph Bunche was an American political scientist and diplomat and an active leader who contributed heavily in the Civil Rights Movements in the United Students. Dr. Ralph Bunche also played an instrumental role in the formation and administration of the United Nations and served as the assistant to United Nations Special committee on Palestine and thereafter as the Principal Secretary of the U.N. Palestine Commission. Most of all, he is noted for his contribution towards establishing a peace agreement between Israel and the Arab states in 1949 when the Armistice agreements were signed between these two countries. In addition to this, Ralph Bunche had an important role in the creation and adoption of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, Dr. Bunche was awarded Nobel Peace Prize for his mediation in Palestine and another award 'Medal of Freedom' was presented from President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
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Ralph Bunche was born on 7 August 1903.
He earned a master’s degree in political science from Harvard University.
He earned a doctorate degree from Harvard University.
He chaired the Department of Political Science at Harvard University until 1950.
He served as a member of the New York City Board of Education from 1958 to 1964.
He was adviser to the U.S. delegation for the “Charter Conference” of the United Nations.
Bunche became involved with the ArabIsraeli conflict.
He traveled to the Middle East as the chief aid to Count Folke Bernadotte.
Armistice agreements were signed.
Bunche was awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1950.
He received ‘Medal of Freedom’ from President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
He took part in Civil rights March led by Martin Luther King, in Montgomery.
He became the undersecretary-general in year 1968.
Ralph Bunche died.
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