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Foreign service officer

William Bodde, was American diplomat. Recipient George M. Easterbrook Humanities award Hofstra Alumni Association, 1982, Special Resolution, Hawaii House & Senate, Honolulu, 1981, Meritorious award United States Department State, Washington, 1977, 80, Superior Honor award, 1989, Presidential Meritorious Service award, 1989. Member of Washington Institute Foreign Affairs, American Foreign Service Association, Cosmos Club.


Bodde,, William was born on November 27, 1931 in New York City. Son of William and Georgianna (Curry) Bodde.


Bachelor, Hofstra University, 1961. Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1967.


Production control Newsday, Inc., Hempstead, New York, 1954-1961. Program analyst Department Housing & Home Finance, Washington, 1961-1962. Political officer United States Department State, Vienna, 1962-1966, public affairs Washington, 1966-1967, political officer Stockholm, 1967-1970, desk officer, 1970-1972, personnel officer, 1972-1973, political officer Berlin, 1973-1974, Bonn, 1974-1977, director Office Pacific Islands Affairs Washington, 1977-1980, United States ambassador to Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, 1980-1982.

Diplomat-in-residence East-West Center, 1982-1983. Consul general United States Embassy, Frankfurt, 1983-1986. Deputy assistant secretary for Europe & Canadian Affairs United States Department State, Washington, 1986-1989, dean The Senior Seminar, 1989-1992.

United States ambassador to the Marshall Islands Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, 1990-1992. Executive director Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation), 1993. Senior advisory Pacific Basin Economic Council, 1994—2005.

Visiting professor University Hawaii, 1998—2005. Lecturer Johns Hopkins University. Served in United States Army, 1951-1954.


Member of Washington Institute Foreign Affairs, American Foreign Service Association, Cosmos Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: computers, reading, white water rafting.


Married Ingrid Oberle, January 16, 1954. Children: Barbara, Peter William, Christopher Scott.

William Bodde,

Georgianna (Curry) Bodde,

Ingrid Oberle

Barbara Bodde,

Peter William Bodde,

Christopher Scott Bodde,