Wat T. Cluverius IV

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Wat T. Cluverius IV
United States Ambassador to Bahrain
In office
President Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Joseph W. Twinam
Succeeded by Robert H. Pelletreau, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1934-12-04)December 4, 1934
Arlington, Massachusetts
Died February 14, 2010(2010-02-14) (aged 75)
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Spouse(s) Leah Konstabler

Wat Tyler Cluverius IV (December 4, 1934 – February 14, 2010) was a United States diplomat with a focus on the Middle East.

He was born in Arlington, Massachusetts and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. Cluverius married the former Leah Konstabler. Cluverius was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1957 to 1962. He received a master's degree from Indiana University Bloomington in 1967. He was a fourth-generation member of the navy, and his daughter, Charlotte Cluverius, is a naval officer.[1]

Cluverius joined the United States Department of State in the 1967. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain from 1976 to 1978. He also served as a deputy assistant secretary of state during the presidency of Ronald Reagan. According to then U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz, Cluverius was "a man to whom King Hussein talked easily and whom we therefore sent to Jordan at critical times."[2] He also served as Consul General in Jerusalem from 1983 to 1985.[3] From 1988 to 1998, he served as Director-General of the Multinational Force and Observers. From 2002 to 2007, he was the president and chief executive officer of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs.[1]


  1. ^ a b Segall, Grant (2010-02-19). "Wat Tyler Cluverius IV, "superdiplomat," led Cleveland Council on World Affairs". Plain Dealer. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  2. ^ George P. Shultz, Turmoil and Triumph: My Years as Secretary of State (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1993), page 461.
  3. ^ "AMBASSADOR WAT TYLER CLUVERIUS IV: TABLE OF CONTENTS" (PDF). Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Joseph W. Twinam
United States Ambassador to Bahrain
Succeeded by
Robert H. Pelletreau, Jr