Alan Solomont

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Alan Solomont
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United States Ambassador to Spain
In office
December 29, 2009 – August 1, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Eduardo Aguirre
Succeeded by James Costos
Personal details
Born 1949 (age 68–69)
Boston, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan Lewis
Profession Business

Alan D. Solomont (born 1949)[1] is the former United States Ambassador to Spain and Andorra. He was selected for the post by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate on December 29, 2009[2].

Biography[edit]

Born to a Jewish family[3] Solomont earned a B.A. from Tufts University in Political Science and Urban Studies in 1970.[4]

Active for many years in the Democratic Party, Solomont served as National Finance Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in 1997, raising over $40 million.

Solomont serves on the boards of numerous organizations including Angel Healthcare Investors, LLC, Boston Medical Center, The Jewish Fund for Justice, The New Israel Fund, Israel Policy Forum, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, and the WGBH Educational Foundation. He chairs the Board of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston. He received an honorary degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

On June 13, 2013, Solomont was appointed the Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Susan Solomont; they have two daughters, Rebecca and Stephanie.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alan D. Solomont (1949–)
  2. ^ "Alan D. Solomont". United States Office of The Historian. Retrieved January 20, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Jewish Journal: "‘Warrior for social justice’ Alan Solomont plays key role in Obama campaign" by Claude R. Marx May 31, 2007
  4. ^ a b "Tisch Dean Announcement", Tufts University, June 13, 2013

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Eduardo Aguirre
United States Ambassador to Spain
2009–2013
Succeeded by
James Costos