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Robert S. Strauss

Robert S. StraussAKA Robert Schwarz Strauss

Born: 19-Oct-1918
Birthplace: Stamford, TX
Died: 19-Mar-2014
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Russia, 1991-92

Chairman of Jimmy Carter's presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980. During office, Carter appointed him Special Trade Representative, where he concluded the Tokyo Round of multilateral trade negotiations, then guided its passage through Congress as the Trade Act of 1979.

Brother: Theodore H. Strauss (banker, b. 5-Feb-1925)
Wife: Helen Jacobs (d. 2006, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Richard Strauss
Son: Robert Strauss
Daughter: Susan Strauss Breen

    Law School: University of Texas Law School (1941)

    US Ambassador to Russia (1992)
    US Ambassador to the USSR (1991)
    President's Commission on White House Fellowships
    US Trade Representative (1977-79)
    FBI employee
    Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
    Member of the Board of Archer Daniels Midland
    Member of the Board of Xerox
    George Bush Presidential Library Trustee (Emeritus)
    Academy of Achievement (2003)
    Alfalfa Club 1981
    American Council for Capital Formation Board of Directors
    Dean for America
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    Democratic National Committee Chairman (1973-76)
    Capital Partners for Education Board of Advisors
    Center for Strategic & International Studies Trustee
    Cordell Hull Institute Board of Directors
    Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Senior Advisor
    Council of American Ambassadors
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Forum for International Policy Trustee
    Friends for Harry Reid
    Friends of Hillary
    Gephardt for President
    Gore 2000
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    Joe Lieberman for President
    John Kerry for President
    Obama for America
    Trilateral Commission
    US-Russia Business Council Chairman
    Washington Legal Foundation Legal Policy Advisory Board
    Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity
    Alfalfa Party candidate for US President
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 16-Jan-1981
    Funeral: Richard Nixon (1994)
    Wedding: Alan Greenspan and Andrea Mitchell (1997)
    Risk Factors: Diabetes

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