Arthur A. Hartman

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Arthur A. Hartman
United States Ambassador to France
In office
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Kenneth Rush
Succeeded by Evan Griffith Galbraith
United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union
In office
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
Succeeded by Jack F. Matlock, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1926-03-12) March 12, 1926 (age 88)
New York City, New York
Profession Diplomat

Arthur Adair Hartman (born March 12, 1926, in New York City) is a retired American career diplomat who served as Ambassador to France under Jimmy Carter and Ambassador to the Soviet Union under Ronald Reagan.[1]


Hartman served in the United States Army Air Corps from 1944 to 1946. He graduated from Harvard University in 1947 and attended Harvard Law School from 1947 to 1948 when he joined the State Department. Among his many postings over the years were positions in Paris, Saigon, London, and in Brussels as deputy chief of the U.S. Mission to the European Union. In 1974, Hartman was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs. From 1977 until 1981 he was the Ambassador to France,[2] and from 1981 until 1987 Ambassador to the Soviet Union.[3]

Hartman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Diplomacy, the French American Foundation, and is on the Advisory Council of the Brookings Institution. He has also been awarded the French Légion d'honneur. In 2004, he was one of the 26 founders of Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change.


  1. ^ "Arthur A. Hartman". NNDB. Archived from the original on 12 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Corrections". The New York Times. August 18, 1981. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  3. ^ Stephen Engleberg (March 31, 1987). "Departing U.S. Envoy Criticizes Use of Young Marine Guards in Moscow". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 

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Government offices
Preceded by
Walter John Stoessel, Jr.
Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs
January 8, 1974 – June 8, 1977
Succeeded by
George S. Vest