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Wilhelm Hans Frederik Wachtmeister Edit Profile

diplomatist

Count Wilhelm H.F. Wachtmeister was Swedish diplomat.

Background

WACHTMEISTER, Count Wilhelm Hans Frederik was born on April 29, 1923 in WanAs. Son of Count Gustaf Wachtmeister and Countess Margaretha Wachtmeister (née Trolle).

Education

Doctor of Laws, University Stockholm, Sweden, 1946.

Career

Attache Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 1946-1947. Attache Swedish Embassy, Vienna, Madrid and Lisbon, 1947-1950. 2d secretary Swedish Ministry Foreign Affairs, Stockholm, Sweden, 1950-1955.

1st secretary Swedish Embassy, Moscow, 1955-1958. Personal assistant to United Nations Secretary General, 1958-1961. Head United Nations section Foreign Ministry, Stockholm, 1962-1965, deputy under-secretary political affairs, 1965-1966.

Ambassador to Algeria Swedish Embassy, 1966-1967. Under-secretary for political affairs Swedish Ministry Foreign Affairs, Stockholm, 1968-1974. Swedish ambassador to the United States Swedish Embassy, Washington, 1974-1989.

Dean diplomatic corps in Washington, 1986-1989. Senior advisor to chairman AB Volvo, 1989-1994.

Membership

Member Society Cincinnati (France), Nya Sällskapet, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (chairman 1993-1995), Sällskapet, Stockholm.

  • Society Cincinnati (France)

  • Swedish-American C. of C. (chairman 1993-95)

    1993 - 1995

  • Stockholm.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis.

Connections

Married Countess Ulla Wachtmeister (née Leuhusen) in 1947.

father:
Gustaf Wachtmeister

mother:
Margaretha (Trolle) Wachtmeister

spouse:
Ulla Leuhusen

children:
Anna Wachtmeister

Erik Wachtmeister