Harry W. Shlaudeman

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Harry W. Shlaudeman
Harry W. Shlaudeman visits with Ronald Reagan.jpg
1984
United States Ambassador to Venezuela
In office
May 9, 1975 – May 14, 1976
President Gerald Ford
Preceded by Robert McClintock
Succeeded by Viron P. Vaky
Assistant Secretaries of State for Inter-American Affairs
In office
July 22, 1976 – March 14, 1977
President Gerald Ford
Preceded by William D. Rogers
Succeeded by Terence Todman
United States Ambassador to Peru
In office
June 28, 1977 – October 20, 1980
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Robert W. Dean
Succeeded by Edwin Gharst Corr
United States Ambassador to Argentina
In office
October 2, 1980 – August 26, 1983
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Raul Hector Castro
Succeeded by Frank V. Ortiz, Jr.
United States Ambassador to Brazil
In office
August 5, 1986 – May 14, 1989
President Ronald Reagan
George H.W. Bush
Preceded by Diego C. Asencio
Succeeded by Richard Huntington Melton
United States Ambassador to Nicaragua
In office
June 21, 1990 – March 14, 1992
President George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Richard Huntington Melton
Succeeded by John Francis Maisto
Personal details
Born (1926-05-17) May 17, 1926 (age 91)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Profession Diplomat
Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom

Harry Walter Shlaudeman (born 17 May 1926) was a United States diplomat.

Biography[edit]

Shlaudeman was born in Los Angeles on May 17, 1926. During World War II, he served in the United States Marine Corps from 1944 to 1946. After the war, he attended Stanford University, receiving his B.A. in 1952.

Foreign service career[edit]

Shlaudeman joined the United States Foreign Service in 1954. As a Foreign Service Officer, he was posted to Barranquilla 1955-56; to Bogotá 1956-58; to Sofia 1959-62; and to Santo Domingo 1962-64. He moved to Washington, D.C. in 1964, becoming the Dominican Republic desk officer in the United States Department of State. In 1965, he became Assistant Director of the State Department's Office of Caribbean Affairs, and also served as an advisor to Ellsworth Bunker, the United States Ambassador to the Organization of American States. From 1967 to 1969, he was Special Assistant to United States Secretary of State Dean Rusk. He returned to the field in 1969 as Deputy Chief of Mission in Santiago, Chile, and then returned to the U.S. in 1973 to become Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs.

President of the United States Gerald Ford nominated Shlaudeman as United States Ambassador to Venezuela and he held this post from May 9, 1975 until May 14, 1976. Ford next nominated Shlaudeman as Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, and he held this office from July 22, 1976 until March 14, 1977. President Jimmy Carter nominated him as United States Ambassador to Peru, holding this post from June 28, 1977 until October 20, 1980. Carter then named him United States Ambassador to Argentina, holding this post from November 4, 1980 until August 26, 1983.

Shlaudeman spent 1983-84 as a member of the National Bipartisan Commission on Central America. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan named Shlaudeman as the President's Special Envoy for Central America. He then served as United States Ambassador to Brazil from August 5, 1986 until May 14, 1989. President George H. W. Bush then nominated him as United States Ambassador to Nicaragua and he served in this post from June 21, 1990 until March 14, 1992. Shlaudeman received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992.

References[edit]

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Robert McClintock
United States Ambassador to Venezuela
May 9, 1975 – May 14, 1976
Succeeded by
Viron P. Vaky
Government offices
Preceded by
William D. Rogers
Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs
July 22, 1976 – March 14, 1977
Succeeded by
Terence Todman
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Robert W. Dean
United States Ambassador to Peru
June 28, 1977 – October 20, 1980
Succeeded by
Edwin G. Corr
Preceded by
Raul Hector Castro
United States Ambassador to Argentina
November 4, 1980 – August 26, 1983
Succeeded by
Frank V. Ortiz, Jr.
Preceded by
Diego C. Asencio
United States Ambassador to Brazil
August 5, 1986 – May 14, 1989
Succeeded by
Richard Huntington Melton
Preceded by
Jack Leonard
United States Ambassador to Nicaragua
June 21, 1990 – March 14, 1992
Succeeded by
John Maisto