Edward Weintal (1901-1973) was a noted diplomat and journalist. He was born on March 21, 1901, the son of David and Leone (Graff) Weintal. Edward received a B.A. from St. Catherine's College at Oxford in 1924.
Edward Weintal arrived in the United States in 1928, and he served with the Polish Foreign Service from that year until 1935. From 1935 to 1939, Weintal worked as director of the Polish Information Bureau. In 1939, he embarked on a career in journalism as a foreign correspondent in Washington, D.C. Beginning in 1944, Weintal had a long tenure at the news periodical "Newsweek," serving as, in turn, diplomatic correspondent, chief European correspondent, and contributing editor. Weintal wrote for "Newsweek" until 1969. From 1969 to 1973, Weintal worked for the director of the USIA.
In 1941, Edward Weintal became a naturalized citizen of the United States. In 1967, with Charles Bartlett, he published the book "Facing the Brink: An Intimate Study of Crisis Diplomacy" (New York: Scribner, 1967).
Edward Weintal died on January 24, 1973.
[Source: "Who Was Who in America" (Marquis, 2008) online].