William C. Trimble, 89, ambassador to CambodiaWilliam...

July 01, 1996

William C. Trimble, 89, ambassador to Cambodia

William Cattell Trimble, a former ambassador to Cambodia, died Monday of cancer at his Brooklandville home. He was 89.

The Baltimore native graduated from the Gilman School in 1926 and with honors from Princeton University in 1930. He entered the Foreign Service in 1931 and held various diplomatic posts.

In 1958, he became ambassador to Cambodia and served there until July 1962, when he became the State Department's director of West African affairs. Two months later, he was named deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs.

He retired in 1968 and became active in historical preservation organizations. He served as president of the Baltimore County Historical Society and chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Enactment of Historical Preservation Legislation for Baltimore County.

He was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, the Ivy Club, the Bachelors Cotillon, the Maryland Club and Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired.

A memorial service will be held today at St. Stephen's Traditional Episcopal Church, 11856 Mays Chapel Road, Timonium.

He is survived by his wife, the former Nancy Gordon Carroll, whom he married in 1933; two sons, T. Ridgeway Trimble and William C. Trimble Jr., both of Baltimore; a daughter, Carroll Lloyd Trimble Cabot of Manchester, Mass.; a brother, Canon David C. Trimble, a retired Episcopal clergyman of Boonsboro; and five grandchildren.

Pub Date: 7/01/96


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