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Foreign service officer

William Townsley Shinn,, American foreign service officer. Member American Association Advancement Slavic Studies, Phi Beta Kappa Clubs: Princeton Tower.

Background

Shinn,, William Townsley was born on December 19, 1936 in Minneapolis. Son of William Townsley and Asbjorg Camille (Overgaard) Shinn.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1957;Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1959;postgraduate, Moscow U., 1959-1960.

Career

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.

Membership

Member American Association Advancement Slavic Studies, Phi Beta Kappa Clubs: Princeton Tower.

Connections

Married Harriet Ruth Rensch, June 28, 1958. Children: Elisabeth Anne, Robert William.

father:
William Townsley Shinn,

mother:
Asbjorg Camille (Overgaard) Shinn,

spouse:
Harriet Ruth Rensch

children:
Elisabeth Anne Shinn,

Robert William Shinn,