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James C. Hormel

AKA James Catherwood Hormel

Born: 1-Jan-1933
Birthplace: Austin, MN

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [1]
Occupation: Diplomat
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Luxembourg, 1999-2001

Widely reported as the first openly gay US Ambassador.

[1] Presently self-identifies as gay, and is reported as such in the press. He is listed here as bisexual due to a ten-year marriage which resulted in multiple progeny. Katharine Q. Seelye, "Clinton Appoints Gay Man as Ambassador as Congress Is Away", The New York Times, 5 June 1999. Also see Thomas J. Ashcroft, "Will US Export Homosexuality Instead of Democracy?", Insight on the News, 26 January 1998, listing Soule as a partner, and Chris Bull, "A Philanthropist's Trial by Fire", The Advocate, 15 September 1998, listing Wu as a partner.

Father: Jay C. Hormel
Wife: Alice Turner (m. 1955, div., one son, four daughters)
Son: James Hormel, Jr.
Daughter: Alison
Daughter: Anne
Daughter: Elizabeth ("Diz")
Daughter: Sarah
Boyfriend: Larry Soule (artist, ex, met 1970s, cohabited eighteen years)
Boyfriend: Timothy C. Wu (public interest lawyer, cohabited after 1995)
Boyfriend: Michael P. Nguyen (together since 2006)

    University: BA History, Swarthmore College (1955)
    Law School: JD, University of Chicago Law School (1958)
    Administrator: Board of Managers, Swarthmore College (1988-)

    US Ambassador to Luxembourg (1999-2001)
    US State Department Alternate delegate to the UN (1997)
    US State Department US delegation to the UN Human Rights Commission (1995-97)
    Dean for America
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    EMILY's List
    Hillary Clinton for President
    John Kerry for President
    New Leadership for America PAC
    San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors

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