Arnold Lewis Raphel
|Arnold Lewis Raphel|
|Born||Arnold Lewis Raphel
March 16, 1943
Troy, New York US
|Died||August 17, 1988
|Alma mater||Hamilton College
|Occupation||18th United States Ambassador to Pakistan|
Arnold Lewis Raphel (March 16, 1943 – August 17, 1988) was the 18th United States Ambassador to Pakistan. He died along with Pakistani President Zia ul-Haq and Brigadier General Herbert M. Wassom when their plane mysteriously crashed shortly after takeoff from Bahawalpur.
Raphel was born in Troy, New York on March 16, 1943. The ambassador joined the US State Department in 1966. He was at one time married to his second wife, fellow diplomat Robin Raphel, but they divorced. He had one daughter, Stephanie, with his first wife, Myrna. At the time of his death, he was married to Nancy Halliday Ely-Raphel.
Raphel held a variety of positions throughout his career until his death in 1988. He was mainly a politician and diplomat for the US Government.
Iran Hostage Crisis
Office of United States Secretary of State
Ambassador to Pakistan
- Presidential Citizens Medal (1989)
- Adolph Dubs, the previous US ambassador to die in the line of duty
- J. Christopher Stevens, the next U.S. ambassador to die in the line of duty
- US Ambassadors killed in office
- "Arnold L. Raphel". NNDB. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
- Binder, David (August 18, 1988). "Arnold L. Raphel: An Envoy of Deep Commitment". New York Times.
- Former US Ambassadors to Pakistan
- President Reagan's Statement on the deaths of President Zia-ul-Haq and Arnold Raphel
- Nomination of Arnold Lewis Raphel To Be United States Ambassador to Pakistan
- Arnold L. Raphel, United States Ambassador Arlington National Cemetery
- Congressional gold medal to the family of Arnold Raphel
- A resolution to express the deep regret of the Senate regarding the death of Ambassador Arnold Lewis Raphel
Deane Roesch Hinton
|U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan
Robert B. Oakley