William vanden Heuvel

American diplomat

William Jacobus vanden Heuvel (born April 14, 1930) is an attorney, businessman and author, as well as a former diplomat. He served as U.S. Ambassador to the European office of the United Nations in Geneva (1977–79)[1] and United States Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations (1979–1981) during the Jimmy Carter Administration.[2]

William vanden Heuvel
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vanden Heuvel speaking in 2014
William Jacobus vanden Heuvel

(1930-04-14) April 14, 1930 (age 91)
Rochester, New York,
United States
OccupationBusinessman, Diplomat,
Attorney and writer
Spouse(s)Melinda Fuller vanden Heuvel
ChildrenKatrina vanden Heuvel
Wendy vanden Heuvel
Ashley von Perfall
John vanden Heuvel Pierce

He is the father of Katrina vanden Heuvel, longtime editor of The Nation magazine, and Wendy vanden Heuvel, children from his marriage to author/editor Jean Stein, the well-to-do daughter of Jules C. Stein, founder of MCA.


  1. "Representatives of the U.S.A. to the European Office of the United Nations (Geneva)". United States Department of State. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  2. John F. Kennedy Library National Archives web site.

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