Reginald Bartholomew

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Reginald Bartholomew (February 17, 1936, Portland, Maine – August 26, 2012, New York City, New York) was an American diplomat and former United States Ambassador to Lebanon (1983–86), Spain (1986–89), and Italy (1993–97).[1] He was a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy and Council on Foreign Relations. He was a former member of the United States National Security Council (1977–1979). From 1964-68, he was a professor of government at Wesleyan University.[2]

Reginald Bartholomew

Personal life[edit]

He died in New York City, aged 76, from cancer. His survivors include his wife of 56 years, Rose-Anne (née Dognin), four children, a brother, and seven grandchildren.


  1. ^ Emily Langer (2012-08-25). "Diplomat Reginald Bartholomew dies". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  2. ^ Reginald Bartholomew profile at
Government offices
Preceded by
Leslie H. Gelb
Director of the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs
July 1, 1979 – January 20, 1981
Succeeded by
Richard Burt
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Robert Sherwood Dillon
United States Ambassador to Lebanon
Succeeded by
John Hubert Kelly
Preceded by
Thomas Ostrom Enders
United States Ambassador to Spain
Succeeded by
Joseph Zappala
Preceded by
Peter F. Secchia
United States Ambassador to Italy
Succeeded by
Thomas M. Foglietta