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Richard C. Holbrooke

Richard C. HolbrookeAKA Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke

Born: 24-Apr-1941
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 13-Dec-2010
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan

Long-time US diplomat. Served as Assistant Secretary of State in the Carter and Clinton administrations, overseeing US relations with communist China as the US and China normalized relations, and brokering the 1995 Dayton accords that brought the war in Bosnia to an end. Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, assigned the seemingly impossible task of stabilizing the region and reducing terrorism, from 2009 until his death. As Holbrooke went under sedation for unsuccessful emergency surgery to repair a ruptured aorta, his last words were muttered to a physician: "You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan."

Father: Dan Holbrooke
Mother: Trudi Moos Kearl
Wife: Kati Marton (wife #2, author, m. 1995, two sons)
Son: David Dan Holbrooke
Son: Anthony Andrew Holbrooke

    University: BA, Brown University (1962)
    University: Princeton University (1969-70, postgraduate)

    US Ambassador Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan (2009-10)
    Perseus LLC Vice Chairman
    US Ambassador to the United Nations (1998-2001)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (1994-96)
    US Ambassador to Germany (1993-94)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian & Pacific Affairs (1977-81)
    Foreign Policy Managing Editor (1972-77)
    Newsweek Contributing Editor, Newsweek International (1976)
    Member of the Board of American International Group
    Lehman Brothers Advisor (1981-84)
    Africa-America Institute Board of Trustees
    American Academy in Berlin Chairman
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2004)
    American Academy of Diplomacy
    American Council on Germany Board of Directors
    Asia Society Board of Trustees
    Bilderberg Group Portugal (Jun-1999)
    Bretton Woods Committee
    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    Council of American Ambassadors
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Friends of Hillary
    Friends of Joe Lieberman
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Peace Corps Director, Morocco (1970-72)
    Pilgrims Society
    International Institute for Strategic Studies
    John Kerry for President
    National Endowment for Democracy Board Member
    New Leadership for America PAC
    Partnership for a Secure America Advisory Board
    United Against Nuclear Iran Co-Founder
    Watson Institute Board Member (past)
    Pentagon Papers Authored one volume of original secret report
    Wedding: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver (1986)
    Open Heart Surgery 11-Dec-2010

    Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement (1-Nov-2007) · Himself
    Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry (14-Sep-2004) · Himself

Author of books:
To End a War (1998, international affairs)

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