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ambassador , Law educator

Hans-Joachim Vergau, German law educator, former ambassador. Recipient German Order of Merit, Federal President Germany, 1985.


Vergau, Hans-Joachim was born on January 3, 1935 in Liegnitz, Silesia, Germany.


Certified in Law, Bonn University, 1958. Master of Arts, Fletcher School Law & Diplomacy, Boston, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Vienna University, 1970.


Ambassador German Fng. Service, Bonn, Boston, Budapest, Ouagadougou, 1964-1997. Ambassador, deputy head German United Nations Mission, New York City, 1987-1993.

Chief inspector German Foreign Service, 1993-1995, ambassador Ankara, Turkey, 1995-2000. Assistant professor international law Free University Berlin and Potsdam University, since 2000. German member United Nations contact group of Western Five for Namibia, 1977-1983.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: history, hiking, theater.


Married Gesa Christine Altenburg, 1966. Children: Jutta, Christine.

Gesa Christine Altenburg

Christine Vergau

Jutta Vergau