Article, New York Times, p. 47, December 17, 1968: "
"Salisbury, Conn., Dec. 16--Ernest de Wael Mayer, a retired United States Foreign Service officer, died today in Sharon Hospital. He was 65 years old and lived at White Hollow Road, Lime Rock.
"Mr. Mayer retired as consul general at Tangiers, Morocco, in 1963. He was born in New York and entered the diplomatic service in 1931. He held consular and diplomatic posts in Havre, France; Southampton, England; Paris; Casablanca and Rabat, Morocco; London; Brussels; Baden Baden, Germany and Montreal.
"He was an American consul at Quebec from 1951 to 1953, counselor of the Embassy in Canada in 1953; officer in charge of North European affairs, State Department, from 1956 to 1959, and deputy chief of mission in Accra, Ghana, in 1959. He became consul general in Tangiers in 1960.
"Mr. Mayer received the Medal of Freedom in 1947.
"Surviving are his widow, the former Jean Heffernan; a son, Gerald; a daughter, Janet; a sister, Stephanie, of New York, and two grandchildren."