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. Reinhardt died February 22, 1971, in Birmensdorf, Switzerland.


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G. Frederick Reinhardt at the Notable Names Database