OBITUARY

Kan Cheong Dunn

February 28, 1925April 19, 2014
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鄧權昌先生 Kan Cheong Dunn 1925 – 2014

鄧權昌於一九二五年二月二十八日出生,廣東番禺縣人。重 慶中央政治大學畢業,曾響應政府「十萬青年十萬軍」號召,加入海 軍後被選送美國邁阿密海軍學校接受通訊及反潛訓練,接艦回國,在 台海軍軍官學校畢業。一九五零年任海軍總司令參謀秘書,一九五二 年任總統府參軍長秘書,一九五三年外交官高等考試及格,一九五四 年任外 交部助理,一九五八年任菲律賓納卯副領事,一九六零年任駐 舊金山副領事,一九六四年任駐洛杉磯領事,一九六八年任駐紐約領 事,一九七零年任駐芝加哥總領事,一九七二年任外交部領事事務處 副 處長,一九七三年任駐休斯敦總領事,一九七七年任外交部總務司 司長,一九七八年任駐紐約總領事,一九八六年任外交部研究設計委 員會副主任委員,一九八八年任駐賴比瑞亞商務代表團代表,一九八 九年十月起任駐賴比瑞亞共和國大使,當時正值賴比瑞亞內戰,大使 為鞏固邦交,在戰火中英勇留下,後獲國家頒贈卿雲勳章;直至一九 九七年退休後,定居休士頓。 鄧先生於一九五零年在台灣高雄和林桂芳結婚,育有三男,孫 兒女六位,曾孫女兩位。兒孫輩們都在外國生長、受教育。大家都不 忘祖訓,相親相愛,尊敬長輩。

Kan Cheong Dunn was born on February 28, 1925, in Panyu County of Guangdong Province, China. He graduated from National Chengchi University in ChongQing City majoring in Law & Political Science. He joined the Chinese Navy and received additional training at the U.S. Naval Training School in Miami in communications and anti-submarine warfare. He was part of the Chinese crew that sailed former US Navy ships from Miami backed to China during the final days of World War II. As the war ended, he entered the Chinese Naval Academy and graduated in 1949. In 1950, he served as the Secretary to Commander-in-Chief of the Chinese Navy in Taiwan. In 1952, he served in the Office of the President as Secretary to the Chief of Staff.

In 1953, he qualified in the Diplomat Senior Grade Examinations and in the following year, joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an Assistant. His first diplomatic post was to serve as Vice Consul in Davao City, Republic of Philippines from 1958 to 1960. He was next posted to San Francisco as a Vice Consul from 1960 to 1964. In 1964, he was promoted to Consul in Los Angeles. He was transferred to New York as a Consul in 1967 and stayed till 1970. In 1970, he was promoted to Consul General and was posted in Chicago till 1972.

He was transferred back to Taiwan in 1972 to serve as the Deputy Director-General of Bureau of Consular Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The posting as Consul General in Houston followed this short assignment and he was here from 1973 till 1977. He served as the Director-General of Department of General Affairs back at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1977 to 1978. He was transferred back to the United States and served as the Consul General in New York City in 1978. In 1979, when diplomatic recognition from the United States was severed, his role changed and he served as the Director-General of Coordination Council for North American Affairs in New York representing his country as the de facto UN ambassador of the Republic of China from 1979 to 1986.

In 1986, he served as the Vice Chairperson of Research and Planning Committee at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taipei. In 1988, he was appointed to be the Representative of the Trade Mission of the Republic of China to the Republic of Liberia. In 1989, formal diplomatic recognition was extended to Taiwan and he was accredited to the Republic of Liberia as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of China.

In 1997, he retired from public service after 54 years of governmental service. For service to his country, he was awarded the Order of Propitious Clouds (Grand Cordon), Order of Brilliant Star (Grand Cordon), Order of Blue Sky and White Sun (Grand Cordon), and the Hua Hsia Medal (First Class).

Kan Cheong Dunn married Lin Kwei Fong in Kaoshiung, Taiwan in 1950. Together they have three sons, six grandchildren, and two great granddaughters.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 2, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 3, 2014
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Howard Rojas

May 7, 2014

We are sorry for your loss. Greetings from Venezuela

Nell Hatcher

May 5, 2014

I know he will live long in your hearts and memories.

Clarinda Barnett

May 2, 2014

Dear Benno & Family:

I am so sorry to hear of your deep loss. I pray for the comfort that only God can give and the comfort of all the sweet memories of what he has meant to each one of you. From what I see from the lovely photo gallery, he has left a beautiful legacy for eternity. Please know how I, too, grieve and share in your loss.

With great sympathy,

Clarinda

May 1, 2014

To the Dunn Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband and father. My thoughts are with you. Saundra Kiehn

Asher Gee

April 29, 2014

To Mrs. Dunn and Family,

Please accept my condolences.
I am sorry for your loss.


Asher Gee

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