Richard Holbrooke facts for kids
|United States Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan|
January 22, 2009 – December 13, 2010
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Marc Grossman|
|United States Ambassador to the United Nations|
September 7, 1999 – January 20, 2001
|Preceded by||Peter Burleigh (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||John Negroponte|
|Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs|
September 13, 1994 – February 21, 1996
|Preceded by||Stephen Oxman|
|Succeeded by||John Kornblum|
|United States Ambassador to Germany|
October 19, 1993 – September 12, 1994
|Preceded by||Robert Kimmitt|
|Succeeded by||Charles Redman|
|Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs|
March 31, 1977 – January 20, 1981
|Preceded by||Arthur Hummel|
|Succeeded by||John Holdridge|
Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke
April 24, 1941
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||December 13, 2010
Washington, D.C., U.S.
(m. 1964; div. 1972)
(m. 1977; div. 1978)
(m. 1995; his death 2010)
|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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Holbrooke and Carl Bildt before peace talks in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina in October 1995.
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