Deane R. Hinton, American diplomat and ambassador, Died at 94

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Deane Roesch Hinton was born on March 12, 1923, in Fort Missoula, Montana and died on March 28, 2017.

He was an American diplomat and ambassador.

Hinton graduated from the University of Chicago in 1943 and joined the U. S. Army, serving as a 2nd Lt. during World War II.

Following the war, he attended Harvard University from 1951–52 and the National War College from 1961-62.

He was a career Foreign Service Officer, his postings included Syria 1946-1950, Mombasa, Kenya 1950-1952, Guatemala 1954-1969, France 1954-1955, and Chile 1969-1973.

He was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Zaire in 1974.

But poor relations with Mobutu Sese Seko led to him being declared persona non grata on June 18, 1975.

Later, Hinton served as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador in 1981-83, Pakistan in 1983-86, Costa Rica from 1987–90, and Panama from 1990-94.

Hinton was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and American Academy of Diplomacy.

Deane R. Hinton passed away at 94 years old.

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