Arnold Kanter

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Arnold Lee Kanter
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
In office
October 4, 1991 - January 20, 1993
President George H.W. Bush
Preceded by Robert Michael Kimmitt
Succeeded by Peter Tarnoff
Personal details
Born Arnold Lee Kanter
(1945-02-27) February 27, 1945 (age 72)
Chicago, Illinois
Died April 10, 2010
Baltimore, Maryland
Spouse(s) Anne Strassman Kanter
Children Clare Kanter; Noah Kanter
Alma mater University of Michigan

Arnold Lee Kanter (February 27, 1945 – April 10, 2010) served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 1991 to 1993. Kanter also held a position on the White House staff from 1989 to 1991 as Special Assistant to the President and served in a variety of capacities in the State Department from 1977 to 1985. Kanter served on the faculty of both Ohio State University and the University of Michigan, and also worked for several years in the 1980s at the RAND Corporation.

Kanter was born in Chicago and was a founding member of The Scowcroft Group.[1] Kanter died of cancer in April 2010.[2]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-10-04. Retrieved 2006-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Arnold Kanter, Statesmen and Atlantic Council Board Member, Dies at 65", The Atlanticist, April 12, 2010. [1]