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Hermann Eilts

AKA Hermann Frederick Eilts

Born: 23-Mar-1922
Birthplace: Weissenfels, Germany
Died: 12-Oct-2006
Location of death: Wellesley, MA
Cause of death: Heart Failure

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Egypt, 1973-79

Military service: US Army (Intelligence, 1942-45)

Among the most influential Arabist diplomats of the 20th century.

Father: (diplomat)
Mother: (teacher)
Wife: Helen Josephine Brew (2 sons)
Son: Frederick Lowell Eilts
Son: Conrad Marshall Eilts

    University: BA, Ursinus College (1943)
    University: MA, School of Advanced International Studies (1947)
    Administrator: Deputy Commandant, US Army War College (1970-73)
    Professor: International Relations, Boston University (1979-93)
    Administrator: Founder & Chair, Center for International Relations, Boston University (1979-93)
    Administrator: Trustee, American University in Cairo

    US Ambassador to Egypt (1973-79)
    US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (1965-70)
    US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Tripoli, Libya (1964-65)
    American Academy of Diplomacy
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Middle East Policy Council National Advisory Committee
    Assassination Attempt (mid-1970s, Libyan plot foiled)
    Bronze Star
    Purple Heart
    Naturalized US Citizen 1930

Author of books:
A Conversation with Herman F. Eilts: The Dilemma in the Persian Gulf (1980)


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