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Arthur A. Hartman is a retired American career diplomat who served as United States Ambassador to France from 1977-81 and United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1981-87.
Hartman served in the United States Army Air Corps from 1944-46. He graduated from Harvard University in 1947 and attended Harvard Law School from 1947-48. In 1948, he joined the State Department. Among his many postings over the years were positions in Paris, Saigon, London, and in Brussels as deputy chief of the U.S. Mission to the European Union.
In 1974, Hartman was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs. He was named Ambassador to France in 1977, and then Ambassador to the Soviet Union in 1987. He retired from public service in 1987.
Hartman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Diplomacy, the French American Foundation, and is on the Advisory Council of the Brookings Institution. He has also been awarded the French Legion d'honneur. In 2004, he was one of the 26 founders of Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change.
09.25.07 | 01:26:09 min
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