Habib, Philip Charles
, 1920-92, American diplomat, b. New York City. A career foreign service officer (1949-80), he served in various embassy and State Dept. posts. Habib took part in negotiations that led to the Paris peace accords with North Vietnam and the Camp David accords
, and was ambassador to South Korea (1971-74). He later served (1981-83) as special envoy to the Middle East, where he negotiated a cease-fire in Lebanon (1982); to the Philippines (1986), where he helped persuade Ferdinand Marcos
to step down; and to Central America (1986-87).
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