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Wells Stabler

former ambassador

Wells Stabler, American former ambassador.


Stabler, Wells was born on October 31, 1919 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Jordan Herbert and Elizabeth Huidekoper (Wells) Stabler.


Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Harvard University, 1941.


With Foreign Service, United States Department State, 1941-1978, United States ambassador to Spain, United States Department State 1975-1978. Private practice as international consultant, 1978–2009. Consultant German Marshall fund of the United States, Washington, 1978-1983.

Trustee Youth for Understanding, Inc., Washington, 1983-1987. Member national council Phillips Collection, Washington. Decorated grand officer Order of Star (Jordan).

Grand officer Order of St. Agata (San Marino). Grand officer Order of Merit (Italy). Grand Cross Isabel La Catolica (Spain), others.

Recipient William J. Carr medal for Distinguished Service, United States Department State, 1978.


Clubs: Metropolitan (Washington).


Children: Elizabeth Wells, Susan Brooke, Edward Malcolm, Eric Atkinson.

Jordan Herbert Stabler

Elizabeth Huidekoper (Wells) Stabler

Elizabeth Wells Stabler

Susan Brooke Stabler

Edward Malcolm Stabler

Eric Atkinson Stabler