G. Frederick Reinhardt

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George Frederick "Fred" Reinhardt (1911–1971) was an American diplomat during the middle third of the 20th century.

He was born in Berkeley, California to George Reinhardt and Aurelia Henry Reinhardt (later to become president of Mills College).[1] He matriculated at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was admitted to the Zeta Psi fraternity, graduating in 1933 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He earned an M.A. from Cornell University in 1935 and a Diploma from Cesare Alfieri Institute, Florence, Italy in 1937. Reinhardt was the U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam (1955–1957), to the United Arab Republic and North Yemen (1960–1961) and to Italy (1961–1968). In Vietnam, he worked to improve relations between the United States and South Vietnamese Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diem.

He married Lillian Larke Tootle in 1949, and they had four children: George Frederick ("Fred"), Anna Aurelia ("Aura"), Charles Henry ("Harry"), and Catherine Jane ("Cathy"). Reinhardt died February 22, 1971, in Birmensdorf, Switzerland.


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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Donald R. Heath
United States Ambassador to South Vietnam
Succeeded by
Elbridge Durbrow
Preceded by
Raymond A. Hare
United States Ambassador to Egypt
Succeeded by
John S. Badeau
Preceded by
James David Zellerbach
United States Ambassador to Italy
Succeeded by
H. Gardner Ackley