Biographical / Historical
Martin J. Bergin, Jr. was born in Brooklyn, New York. In 1939, he graduated from St. Peter's College. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Subsequently, he received a Master's Degree from the Columbia University School of International Affairs.
In 1985, Bergin obtained a Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University. His Ph.D. dissertation was entitled, "Tocqueville as Historian: An Examination of the Influences on His Thought and His Aproach to History."
Bergin had a lenghty career in the U.S. foreign service. Over the course of his career, he was stationed in Burundi, France, Iran, Ivory Coast, and Senegal.
Martin J. Bergin, Jr. died on October 6, 2013 at the age of 94.
[Source: "Washington Post," 10/10/2013].