Nov 22, 78 • 1954 • Brussels-State • 22217

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R 221954Z NOV 78
FM AMEMBASSY BRUSSELS
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 0118
UNCLAS BRUSSELS 22217 USEEC

E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: EEC, EP, PDIP(RYAN, LEO J.)
SUBJ: DEATH OF CONGRESSMAN LEO J. RYAN

1. DEPARTMENT PLEASE PASS THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE FROM THE AMBASSADOR TO THE FAMILY OF CONGRESSMAN LEO J. RYAN AND SEND A COPY TO REPRESENTATIVE CLEMENT ZABLOCKI, CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE:

2. QUOTE: ON BEHALF OF THE STAFF OF THE U.S. MISSION TO THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES AND MYSELF, I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS SINCEREST CONDOLENCES ON THE TRAGIC LOSS WHICH YOU AND THE NATION HAVE SUFFERED. CONGRESSMAN RYAN’S SELFLESS DEDICATION TO HELPING HIS FELLOW MAN WILL LONG BE REMEMBERED.

WE IN THE U.S. MISSION WILL PARTICULARLY REMEMBER CONGRESSMAN RYAN FOR HIS UNCEASING EFFORTS TO FOSTER GREATER COOPERATION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE THROUGH A STRENGTHENED DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLES OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY AND THE UNITED STATES. HE WILL BE MISSED NOT ONLY AS A COLLEAGUE WHO REPRESENTED THE HIGH IDEALS OF THE AMERICAN DREAM, BUT ALSO AS A FRIEND WHO GAVE HIS UTMOST SEEKING TO ACHIEVE GREATER UNDERSTANDING AMONG THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD. SINCERELY,

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DEANE R. HINTON, U.S. AMBASSADOR. END QUOTE.

HINTON

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