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William Arthur Rugh, American diplomat. Council on Foreign Relations fellow, 1972-1973; recipient Presidential award United States President, 1983. Trustee American University Cairo. Member Middle East Institute, Middle East Studies Association, Council Foreign Relations.

Background

Rugh, William Arthur was born on May 10, 1936 in New York City. Son of Roberts and Harriette (Sheldon) Rugh.

Education

Student, Hamburg U., Germany, 1958-1959;Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, 1958;Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1961;Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1967.

Career

Near East policy director, United States Information Agency, Washington, 1971-1972;deputy assistant director, United States Information Agency, Washington, 1973-1976;public affairs counsellor, United States Embassy, Cairo, 1976-1981;deputy chief of mission, United States Embassy, Damascus, Syria, 1981-1984;ambassador, United States Embassy, Sanaa, Yemen, 1984-1987;diplomat in residence, Fletcher School Tufts U., Medford, Massachusetts, 1987-1989;director Near East, North Africa, South Asia divisions, United States Information Agency, Washington, 1989-1992;United States ambassador to United Arab Emirates,, Abu Dhabi, 1992-1995;president, America-Mideast Edition and Training Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Washington, since 1995.

Membership

Trustee American University Cairo. Member Middle East Institute, Middle East Studies Association, Council Foreign Relations.

Connections

Married Andrea Scott Bear, July 12, 1958. Children– David William, Douglas Edward, Nicholas Alexander.

father:
Roberts Rugh

mother:
Harriette (Sheldon) Rugh

spouse:
Andrea Scott Bear

children:
David William Rugh

Douglas Edward Rugh

Nicholas Alexander Rugh