Wat T. Cluverius IV
|Wat T. Cluverius IV|
|United States Ambassador to Bahrain|
|President||Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||Joseph W. Twinam|
|Succeeded by||Robert H. Pelletreau, Jr.|
December 4, 1934|
|Died||February 14, 2010
Shaker Heights, Ohio
He was born in Arlington, Massachusetts and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. Cluverius married the former Leah Konstabler. Cluverius was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1957 to 1962. He received a master's degree from Indiana University in 1967. He was a fourth-generation member of the navy, and his daughter, Charlotte Cluverius, is a naval officer.
Cluverius joined the United States Department of State in the 1967. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain from 1976 to 1978. He also served as a deputy assistant secretary of state during the presidency of Ronald Reagan. According to then U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz, Cluverius was "a man to whom King Hussein talked easily and whom we therefore sent to Jordan at critical times." He also served as Consul General in Jerusalem from 1983 to 1985. From 1988 to 1998, he was director-general of the Multinational Force and Observers. From 2002 to 2007, he was the president and chief executive officer of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs.
- Segall, Grant (2010-02-19). "Wat Tyler Cluverius IV, "superdiplomat," led Cleveland Council on World Affairs". Plain Dealer. Retrieved 19 July 2010.
- George P. Shultz, Turmoil and Triumph: My Years as Secretary of State (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1993), page 461.
- "AMBASSADOR WAT TYLER CLUVERIUS IV: TABLE OF CONTENTS". Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. Retrieved 20 July 2010.
Joseph W. Twinam
|United States Ambassador to Bahrain
Robert H. Pelletreau, Jr