William Townsley Shinn,, American foreign service officer. Member American Association Advancement Slavic Studies, Phi Beta Kappa Clubs: Princeton Tower.
Shinn,, William Townsley was born on December 19, 1936 in Minneapolis. Son of William Townsley and Asbjorg Camille (Overgaard) Shinn.
Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1957;
Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1959;
postgraduate, Moscow U., 1959-1960.
Secretary, then special assistant to head, United States Strategic Arms Limitation Talks Delaware, Vienna, Helsinki, Geneva, 1971-1973;
deputy director, Office North Atlantic Treaty Organization Affairs, Department State, Washington, 1976-1978;
director, Office Soviet Affairs, Department State, Washington, 1978-1980;
deputy director, then director, Executive Seminar, Department State, Washington, 1981-1982;
consul general, United States consulate general, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1982-1984;
senior research fellow Center Study Foreign Affairs, Foreign Service Institute, since 1984;
senior foreign affairs fellow, Center Strategic and International Studies. Board advisors Institute Soviet-American Relations.
Member American Association Advancement Slavic Studies, Phi Beta Kappa Clubs: Princeton Tower.
Married Harriet Ruth Rensch, June 28, 1958. Children: Elisabeth Anne, Robert William.