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Richard S. Williamson

AKA Richard Salisbury Williamson

Born: 9-May-1949
Birthplace: Evanston, IL
Died: 8-Dec-2013
Location of death: Evanston, IL
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat, Attorney
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Special Envoy to Sudan

[1] Illinois Director, Reagan presidential campaign, 1976. Deputy to the Chairman, Reagan presidential campaign, 1980. Past Chairman, Illinois Republican Party.

Wife: Jane Thatcher (until his death, one son, one daughter)
Son: Craig Salisbury
Daughter: Elisabeth Jean

    High School: New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL (1967)
    University: AB Religion & Philosophy, Princeton University (1971)
    Law School: JD, University of Virginia School of Law (1974)
    Administrator: Advisory Committee, International Human Rights Center, DePaul University

    US Ambassador to Sudan Special Envoy (2008-)
    Winston & Strawn Partner (-2007)
    US Ambassador to the UN for Special Political Affairs (2002)
    Mayer, Brown & Platt (-2002)
    US Ambassador to the UN Commission on Human Rights (past)
    US State Department Asst. Secy. for International Organizations (past)
    White House Staff Asst. to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs (1981-83)
    Winston & Strawn Partner (1977-81)
    Congressional Staff Administrative Assistant to Phil Crane (1974-76)
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Committee on the Present Danger
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Committee in Support of Russian Civil Society Board of Directors
    International Republican Institute Board of Directors
    John McCain 2008
    Keep Our Mission PAC
    McCain for Senate '98
    Straight Talk America

Author of books:
A Changing America (1979, nonfiction, ed. with Paul Laxalt)
Reagan's Federalism (1990, nonfiction)
The United Nations (1990, nonfiction, editor)
U.S. Foreign Policy and the United Nations System (1996, nonfiction, editor)

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