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Jack Matlock

Jack MatlockAKA Jack Foust Matlock, Jr.

Born: 1-Oct-1929
Birthplace: Greensboro, NC

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to the USSR, 1987-91

Entered the Foreign Service in 1956.

Wife: Rebecca Burrum (five children)

    University: BA, Duke University (1950)
    University: MA Slavic Languages, Columbia University (1952)
    Professor: Russian Language & Literature, Dartmouth College (1953-56)
    Professor: Practice of International Diplomacy, Columbia University (1991-96)
    Professor: Public & International Affairs, Princeton University (2001-04)
    Professor: International Relations, Hamilton College (2006)

    US Ambassador to the USSR (1987-91)
    US National Security Council Senior Director of European and Soviet Affairs (1983-86)
    US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia (1981-83)
    US Ambassador to the USSR ad interim (1981)
    US State Department Deputy Director, Foreign Service Institute (1979-80)
    US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Moscow, USSR (1974-78)
    US State Department Director, Office of Soviet Union Affairs (1971-74)
    US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (1969-70)
    US State Department Principal officer, Zanzibar (1967-69)
    US State Department Political officer, Accra, Ghana (1963-67)
    US State Department Political officer, Moscow, USSR (1961-63)
    US State Department Consular officer, Vienna, Austria (1958-60)
    US State Department Intelligence research analyst (1956-58)
    American Academy of Diplomacy
    Institute for Advanced Study Professor (1996-2001)
    ABC consultant

Author of books:
Autopsy on an Empire: The American Ambassador's Account of the Collapse of the Soviet Union (1995, history)
Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended (2004, history)

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