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Theodore Edmonds Gildred (October 18, 1935 – January 3, 2019) was an American businessman and diplomat.

Theodore E. Gildred
United States Ambassador to Argentina
In office
November 6, 1986 – May 31, 1989
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byFrank V. Ortiz, Jr.
Succeeded byTerence A. Todman
Personal details
Theodore Edmonds Gildred

October 18, 1935
Mexico City, Mexico
DiedJanuary 3, 2019(2019-01-03) (aged 83)
Montana, U.S.
Spouse(s)Stephanie Ann Moseini
Alma materStanford University
ProfessionDiplomat, Businessman



Gildred was born in Mexico City. From 1955 to 1959, he served in the United States Army. He graduated from Stanford University; he studied at the Sorbonne, and the Heidelberg University.[1]

From 1986 to 1989, he was United States Ambassador to Argentina.[2]

He developed Lomas Santa Fe community development and Country Club, and founded the Gildred Foundation to support Latin American studies at Stanford University and University of California, San Diego.[3]

In 2010, Branson was inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.[4] He died on January 3, 2019.[5]


In December of 1961, he married Suzanne Gail Green of Newport Beach, CA. They had four children: Theodore E. Gildred, III, Jennifer Lynne Gildred, Edward Ames Gildred, John Taylor Gildred. They divorced in 1974. In 1979, he married Stephanie Ann Moscini. They had two children: Tory Boughton Gildred and Stephen Eckert Gildred. They divorced in 1990. In 1994, he married Heidi Dunn. They remained married until his death, and lived in San Diego, CA.


  1. ^ "Ronald Reagan: Nomination of Theodore E. Gildred To Be United States Ambassador to Argentina". Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  2. ^ "Theodore E. Gildred - People - Department History - Office of the Historian". Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  3. ^ FRAMMOLINO, RALPH (1986-09-20). "S.D. Developer Named as Ambassador to Argentina". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  4. ^ Sprekelmeyer, Linda, editor. These We Honor: The International Aerospace Hall of Fame. Donning Co. Publishers, 2006. ISBN 978-1-57864-397-4.
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