Richard N. Gardner

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Richard N. Gardner
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United States Ambassador to Italy
In office
March 21, 1977 – February 27, 1981
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byJohn A. Volpe
Succeeded byMaxwell M. Rabb
United States Ambassador to Spain
In office
September 16, 1993 – July 12, 1997
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byRichard Goodwin Capen, Jr.
Succeeded byEdward L. Romero
Personal details
Born
Richard Newton Gardner

(1927-07-09)July 9, 1927
New York City
DiedFebruary 16, 2019(2019-02-16) (aged 91)
New York City
NationalityAmerican
Spouse(s)Danielle L. Gardner
ChildrenAnthony L. Gardner[1]
Alma materHarvard College
Occupationprofessor and diplomat

Richard Newton Gardner (July 9, 1927 – February 16, 2019[2]) served as the United States Ambassador to Spain and the United States Ambassador to Italy. He was a professor emeritus of law at Columbia Law School.[3]

Background[edit]

Gardner was born in New York City, New York, the son of Ethel (Alias) and Samuel Gardner (former family name was Goldberg[1]).[4] He served in the United States Armed Forces during World War II. Gardner graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. degree in Economics, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and was a Rhodes Scholar, receiving a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Economics from Oxford University. He wrote several books and articles.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sarah Ebner (January 12, 2018). "Diplomat Anthony Luzzatto Gardner rediscovers his heritage". The Jewish Chronicle. Archived from the original on February 22, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  2. ^ Emily Langer (February 19, 2019). "Richard Gardner, who helped mold U.S. foreign policy as professor and ambassador, dies at 91". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Gerardo Pelosi (February 18, 2019). "Morto Gardner, l'ambasciatore Usa che per primo concesse il visto a Giorgio Napolitano". Il Sole 24 Ore (in Italian). Archived from the original on February 25, 2019. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  4. ^ Gaia Pianigiani (February 27, 2019). "Richard Gardner, Cold War Envoy to an Italy in Strife, Dies at 91". The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 1, 2019. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  5. ^ American Academy of Diplomacy Biography
  6. ^ In Memoriam:Professor Richard Gardner

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
John A. Volpe
United States Ambassador to Italy
1977–1981
Succeeded by
Maxwell M. Rabb
Preceded by
Richard Goodwin Capen, Jr.
United States Ambassador to Spain
1993–1997
Succeeded by
Edward L. Romero