William vanden Heuvel

American attorney, businessman, and diplomat (1930–2021) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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William Jacobus vanden Heuvel (April 14, 1930 – June 15, 2021) was an American attorney, businessman, author and diplomat of Dutch descent. He was known for advising Robert F. Kennedy during the latter's campaigns for Senate in 1964 and President in 1968. Vanden Heuvel established the Roosevelt Institute in 1987. He was the father of longtime editor of The Nation magazine Katrina vanden Heuvel and actress[1] Wendy vanden Heuvel, children from his marriage to author-editor Jean Stein, the daughter of MCA founder Jules C. Stein.

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William vanden Heuvel
Representative of the United States to the European Office of the United Nations
In office
July 1, 1977 — December 5, 1979
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byHenry E. Catto Jr.
Succeeded byGerald B. Helman
Personal details
William Jacobus vanden Heuvel

(1930-04-14)April 14, 1930
Rochester, New York, U.S.
DiedJune 15, 2021(2021-06-15) (aged 91)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
  • (m. 1958; div. 1969)
  • Melinda Fuller Pierce
    (m. 1979)
Children4, including Katrina
EducationDeep Springs College
Cornell University (BA, JD)