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Richard Holbrooke
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United States Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan
In office
January 22, 2009 – December 13, 2010
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Marc Grossman
United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
September 7, 1999 – January 20, 2001
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Peter Burleigh (Acting)
Succeeded by John Negroponte
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs
In office
September 13, 1994 – February 21, 1996
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Stephen Oxman
Succeeded by John Kornblum
United States Ambassador to Germany
In office
October 19, 1993 – September 12, 1994
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Robert Kimmitt
Succeeded by Charles Redman
Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
In office
March 31, 1977 – January 20, 1981
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Arthur Hummel
Succeeded by John Holdridge
Personal details
Born
Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke

(1941-04-24)April 24, 1941
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died December 13, 2010(2010-12-13) (aged 69)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Larrine Sullivan
(m. 1964; div. 1972)

Blythe Babyak
(m. 1977; div. 1978)

Kati Marton
(m. 1995; his death 2010)
Children 2 sons
Education Brown University (BA)

Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke (April 24, 1941 - December 13, 2010) was an American diplomat. He became well-known when he helped broker the Dayton peace agreement, together with Carl Bildt. This agreement of 1995 helped end the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He died of a torn aorta on December 13, 2010.


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