William Luers

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Birthday
15, 1929
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
15, 1929 (age 90)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

Notable for his work with both the United States Foreign Service and the U.S. State Department, Luers also served as the director of the high-profile Iran Project and as the president of the U.N. Association of the U.S.A. Apart from his diplomatic work, he served for over a decade as President and C.E.O. of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Before Fame

After graduating from Hamilton College, he earned a master's degree from Columbia University. In the late 1950s, he began his three-decade career in the U.S. Foreign Service.

Trivia

Throughout his diplomatic career, he taught seminars at Johns Hopkins, George Washington University, Princeton, Columbia, and other notable institutions of higher education.

Family Life

A native of Springfield, Illinois, he later lived in both New York City and Washington, D.C. His marriage to journalist and non-profit executive Wendy Woods Luers resulted in six children.

Associated With

He and fellow diplomat Curtin Winsor Jr. both held United States ambassadorships (Luers in Venezuela and Czechoslovakia and Winsor in Costa Rica).