60. Editorial Note
On June 26, 1960, the Malagasy Republic became independent. A message dated June 25 from President Eisenhower to President Philibert Tsiranana was delivered on June 26 by Consul General at Tananarive J. Roland Jacobs when he presented his credentials as Chargé d’Affaires. For text, see Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960–61, page 526. On June 25, the Department of State announced the elevation of the consulate general at Tananarive to an embassy as of June 26; for text of the announcement, see Department of State Bulletin, July 11, 1960, page 74. The first Ambassador to the Malagasy Republic, Frederic P. Bartlett, presented his credentials on October 5.