James Hormel

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James Hormel

Country

United States

Birth - Death

1933 -

Occupation

Politics

Notable Achievements

Ambassador

Description

Philanthropist, and former U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg (1999-2000), being the first openly-gay ambassador appointment by the United States. LGBTQ activist. Member of the 1995 United Nations Commission on Human Rights and the 1996 U.S. delegation to the United Nations General Assembly, and the boards of directors of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the American Foundation for AIDS Research. Funded the creation of James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center at the San Francisco Public Library in 1995. Author of his biography, 'Fit to Serve' (2011).

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