Fay Hartog-Levin

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Fay Hartog-Levin
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65th United States Ambassador to the Netherlands
In office
August 19, 2009 – September 1, 2011
President Barack Obama
Preceded by James Culbertson
Succeeded by Tim Broas
Personal details
Born Fay Hartog
1948 (age 69–70)
New York City, New York, USA
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Daniel Levin
Children Alyssa
Residence Winnetka, Illinois
Alma mater Northwestern University (Bachelor of Arts)
Loyola University Chicago School of Law (Juris Doctor)
Occupation Lawyer

Fay Hartog-Levin (born 1948) is an American lawyer, consultant, and diplomat. She is a former United States Ambassador to the Netherlands, from 2009 to 2011.

Fay Hartog was born in the United States. Her parents Ada and Jo Hartog were Dutch Jews that fled from the Netherlands to Suriname in 1942 and emigrated to the United States in 1948, shortly before she was born.[1][2] She studied Russian language and literature at Northwestern University and law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.[3][4] For over twenty years, she worked as a lawyer. She was an attorney and executive of the Field Museum in Chicago and she was a consultant for the Res Publica Group. She is married to Daniel Levin,[2] and she is the mother of two children.[1]

In 2009, she succeeded James Culbertson and became the 65th United States Ambassador to the Netherlands in The Hague. She presented her credentials to Queen Beatrix on August 19, 2009.[3] She resigned her post in September 2011.[5] On April 26, 2018, Ambassador Levin was inducted as an officer into the Order of Orange Nassau for her longstanding commitment to strengthening the bilateral relationship between the Netherlands and the United States as part of the King’s Day celebration. "Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin is an American who is deeply rooted in her Dutch heritage. Her commitment to a strong bilateral relationship between the birthplace of her parents and her home is exemplary," said Ambassador Henne Schuwer. "She graciously gives her expertise, support and friendship to make the Netherlands and the United States better places, be it assisting in the visit of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima to Chicago in 2015 or facilitating student exchange programs to the Netherlands, the Dutch have a great friend in Ambassador Hartog-Levin." [6]


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Senate" (PDF). senate.gov. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b "New US ambassador has roots in the Netherlands". nrc.nl. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b https://web.archive.org/web/20100201071250/http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/128423.htm. Archived from the original on February 1, 2010. Retrieved January 29, 2010. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "LUC Alumni Relations". luc.edu. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  5. ^ Noel Brinkerhoff, Ambassador to The Netherlands Resigns: Who is Fay Hartog Levin?, 2011, Retrieved on 2012-05-03
  6. ^ http://nlintheusa.com/former-us-ambassador-hartog-levin-awarded-royal-decoration/

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
James Culbertson
65th United States Ambassador to the Netherlands
August 19, 2009 – September 2011
Succeeded by
Tim Broas