William J. Lederer (Julius) (1912-2009)

Death: 5th December 2009
Location:  Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, United States
Cause of Death: Respiratory failure
Photo taken by:  Anne Cady
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American author and naval officer, who is best known for co-authoring, with Eugene Burdick, The Ugly American (1958). The Ugly American is a political novel that depicts the failures of the United States Diplomatic Corps and caused a sensation in diplomatic circles. John F. Kennedy was so impressed with the book that he sent a copy to each of his colleagues in the United States Senate.  The film version of the novel was made in 1963, starring Marlon Brando.