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Arnold L. Raphel

AKA Arnold Lewis Raphel

Born: 16-Mar-1943
Birthplace: Troy, NY
Died: 17-Aug-1988
Location of death: Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Cause of death: Accident - Airplane [1]
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Pakistan, 1987-88


[1] Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Ambassador Raphel, Brigadier General Herbert M. Wassom, head of the Military Assistance Advisory Group at the embassy in Islamabad, and 27 others are killed when the president's C-130 explodes minutes after take-off.

Wife: Nancy (m., one child)

    University: BA, Hamilton College (1964)
    University: MA, Maxwell School, Syracuse University (1966)

    US Ambassador to Pakistan (1987-88)
    US State Department Senior Depy. Asst. Secy., Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (1984-86)
    US State Department Senior Depy. Asst. Secy. for Politico-Military Affairs (1982-83)
    US State Department Senior Special Assistant to Secy. of State (1979-81)
    US State Department Policy Planning Staff (1978)
    US State Department Political Officer, Islamabad, Pakistan (1975-78)
    US State Department Special Assistant to Under Secy. for Political Affairs (1973-75)
    US State Department Staff assistant to Asst. Secy. for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (1972)
    US State Department Political officer, Tehran, Iran (1970)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Isfahan, Iran (1967-69)


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