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diplomat

Jean Victor Serge Bourgeois was Swiss diplomat. Named to Order of Le Grand Cordon du Ouissam Alaouite, King Hassan II of Morocco.

Background

Bourgeois, Jean Victor Serge was born on July 25, 1926 in Zurich. Son of Serge A. and Johanna (De Hesselle) Bourgeois.

Education

Law degree, University Geneva, 1954.

Career

Member staff Swiss Foreign Service, 1969-1974, chief of personnel, 1975-1978, ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Bahrein, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, North Yemen, 1978-1980, ambassador to Colombia, Ecuador, 1981-1984, ambassador to Indonesia, 1984-1987, ambassador to Belgium, 1987-1991, ambassador to Morocco, 1987-1991. Retired, 1991

Held as hostage by Colombian terrorists, 1980.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Philosophy, history, music, the study of spiritual sources of modern history.

Connections

Married Danielle Perrelet, December 28, 1957 (divorced 1972). Children: Diane, Isabelle. Married Carmen Maria Hidalgo, January 19, 1974.

father:
Serge A. Bourgeois

mother:
Johanna (De Hesselle) Bourgeois

spouse:
Danielle Perrelet

spouse:
Carmen Maria Hidalgo

child:
Diane Bourgeois

child:
Isabelle Bourgeois