Manlio Giovanni Brosio
|4th Secretary General of NATO|
1 August 1964 – 1 October 1971
|Preceded by||Dirk Stikker|
|Succeeded by||Joseph Luns|
|Born||July 10, 1897|
|Died||March 14, 1980 (aged 82)|
|Political party||Italian Liberal Party|
In January 1947, Brosio became the Italian ambassador to Soviet Union and got involved with the peace treaty negotiations between the countries. In 1952 he became ambassador to the UK, to the USA in 1955 and from 1961–1964 to France.
On May 12, 1964 the NATO council chose Brosio to replae Dirk Stikker as a secretary general. He resigned September 3, 1971. On September 29, 1971, U.S. President Richard Nixon awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.