Curtis Warren Kamman

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Curtis Warren Kamman
United States Ambassador to Colombia
In office
March 19, 1998 – August 15, 2000
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byMyles Frechette
Succeeded byAnne W. Patterson
United States Ambassador to Bolivia
In office
November 16, 1994 – November 26, 1997
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byCharles R. Bowers
Succeeded byDonna Hrinak
United States Ambassador to Chile
In office
January 14, 1992 – October 21, 1994
PresidentGeorge Bush
Bill Clinton
Preceded byCharles A. Gillespie Jr.
Succeeded byGabriel Guerra-Mondragón
Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba
In office
August 1985 – September 1987
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byJohn Arthur Ferch
Succeeded byJohn J. Taylor
Personal details
Born (1939-01-15) January 15, 1939 (age 80)
Chicago, Illinois
Spouse(s)Mary Glasgow Curtis
EducationYale University

Curtis Warren Kamman (born January 15, 1939) is a former career diplomat.

Kamman graduated from Tucson High School and Yale University and entered the United States Foreign Service in 1960.[1] He served as United States Ambassador to Bolivia, Chile, and Colombia.[2] Kamman also served in various positions in the United States Department of State, including Director of East African Affairs, and in diplomatic assignments in Mexico, Hong Kong, Kenya, Cuba and the Soviet Union.[3] In 1991, he was sent by President George H. W. Bush to re-establish diplomatic relations with the newly independent nations of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.[4]

Kamman retired from the Foreign Service in 2000. After his retirement, Kamman taught diplomacy and U.S. foreign policy at the University of Notre Dame.[2] He is a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy.[5]

Curtis Kamman married the former Mary Glasgow Curtis[1] and they have three sons.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Curtis Kamman Promoted In Foreign Service", Prescott Evening Courier, April 29, 1965, retrieved 2011-11-29.
  2. ^ a b "Curtis Kamman, the former U.S. Ambassador to Chile, Bolivia, and Colombia, to discuss U.S. policy in Latin America on April 19, 2010". Vassar College. 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
  3. ^ a b "State Department Archived Biographies -- Curtis W. Kamman". Electronic Research Collections, University of Illinois. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
  4. ^ Alumni Spotlight: Former Ambassador Curtis Kamman & Editor Jon Kamman, Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Newsletter, Winter 2000, retrieved 2011-11-29.
  5. ^ The American Academy of Diplomacy - Member List Archived 2013-09-28 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 2011-03-28

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Charles A. Gillespie Jr.
United States Ambassador to Chile
Succeeded by
Gabriel Guerra-Mondragón
Preceded by
Charles R. Bowers
United States Ambassador to Bolivia
Succeeded by
Donna Jean Hrinak