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Banker , diplomat , Lawyer

Robert Michael Kimmitt, American Lawyer, banker, diplomat. Bar: District of Columbia 1977. Decorated Bronze star (3), Purple Heart, Air medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, German Svc. Cross, German Army Cross in Gold; recipientArthur Flemming award Downtown Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1987, Alexander Hamilton award unites states department Treasury, 1987, Presidential Citizens medal, 1991, Defense Distinguished Civilian Svc. medal, 1993.


Kimmitt, Robert Michael was born on December 19, 1947 in Logan, Utah, United States. Son of Joseph Stanley and Eunice L. (Wegener) Kimmitt.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1969; Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1977.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1969, advanced through grades to major, 1982, served in Vietnam, 1970-1971. Retired major general United States Army Reserve, 1982—2004. Law clerk to Honorary Edward A. Tamm United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit), Washington, 1977-1978.

Senior staff member National Security Council, 1978-1983, deputy assistant to President for national security affairs and executive secretary and general counsel, 1983-1985. General counsel United States Department Treasury, 1985-1987. Partner Sidley & Austin LLP, 1987-1989.

Under secretary for political affairs United States Department State, 1989-1991, United States ambassador to Germany Berlin, 1991-1993. Managing director Lehman Brothers Inc., Washington, New York City, 1993-1997. Senior partner Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering LLP, Washington, 1997-1900.

Vice-chairman, president Commerce One, Pleasanton, California, 2000—2001. Executive vice president, global public policy Time Warner Inc., Washington, 2001—2005. Senior international counsel Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr LLP, 2005, since 2009.

Chairman Deloitte Center Cross-Border Investment, since 2009. Deputy secretary United States Department Treasury, 2005—2009. United States member panel of arbitrators Center Settlement of Investment International Disputes, 1988—1989.

Member Central Intelligence Agency Director's National Security Advisory Panel, 1998—2005.


  • Bar: District of Columbia 1977.


Board of directors Mannesmann AG, Siemens AG, Allianz Life Insurance Company North America, BigFlower Holdings, United Defense Industries, German Marshall Fund, Atlantic Council, Mike Mansfield Foundation, American Council on Germany, American Institute forContemporary German Studies, United States Group Council, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG. Member American Academy Diplomacy, Association Graduates United States Military Academy (trustee 1976-1982), Council Foreign Rels.


Married Holly Sutherland, May 19, 1979. Children: Kathleen, Robert, William, Thomas, Margaret.

Joseph Stanley Kimmitt

Eunice L. (Wegener) Kimmitt

Holly Sutherland

William Kimmitt

Margaret Kimmitt

Robert Kimmitt

Thomas Kimmitt

Kathleen Kimmitt