Arnold Lewis Raphel
|Arnold Lewis Raphel|
|18th U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan|
January 1987 – 17 August 1988
|Preceded by||Deane R. Hinton|
|Succeeded by||Robert B. Oakley|
|Born||Arnold Lewis Raphel
March 16, 1943
Troy, New York, US
|Died||August 17, 1988
|Spouse(s)||Myrna Feigenbaum (first wife)
Robin Raphel (second wife)
Nancy Halliday Ely-Raphel (1987-1988; third wife)
|Children||1 (with Myrna Feigenbaum)|
|Alma mater||Hamilton College (New York)|
Arnold Lewis Raphel (March 16, 1943 – August 17, 1988) was the 18th United States Ambassador to Pakistan. He died along with Pakistani President, Muhammad Zia ul-Haq, U.S. Brigadier General Herbert M. Wassom and others, when the Lockheed C-130 Hercules they were on-board crashed shortly after takeoff from Bahawalpur Airport in Pakistan.
Early life and education
Raphel was married three times. He had one daughter, Stephanie, with his first wife, Myrna Feigenbaum. His second marriage was to fellow diplomat Robin Raphel.[when?] At the time of his death, he was married to Nancy Ely, whom he had married in 1987.
Raphel joined the US State Department in 1966.
Raphel held a variety of positions throughout his career until his death in 1988. He was mainly a diplomat for the US Government.
Iran hostage crisis
Office of United States Secretary of State
Ambassador to Pakistan
- Presidential Citizens Medal (1989)
- Adolph Dubs, the previous US ambassador to die in the line of duty
- J. Christopher Stevens, the next U.S. ambassador to die in the line of duty
- US Ambassadors killed in office
- Binder, David (August 18, 1988). "Arnold L. Raphel: An Envoy of Deep Commitment". New York Times.
- Former US Ambassadors to Pakistan
- President Reagan's Statement on the deaths of President Zia-ul-Haq and Arnold Raphel
- Nomination of Arnold Lewis Raphel To Be United States Ambassador to Pakistan
- Arnold L. Raphel, United States Ambassador Arlington National Cemetery
- Congressional gold medal to the family of Arnold Raphel
- A resolution to express the deep regret of the Senate regarding the death of Ambassador Arnold Lewis Raphel
Deane Roesch Hinton
|U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan
Robert B. Oakley