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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
Born
Theodore Edmonds Gildred

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

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LifeEdit

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]

A pilot, Gildred was, like his father before him, inducted into the San Diego Air and Space Museum Hall of Fame.[4]

He died in Montana on January 3, 2019, at the age of 83. He had been ill for some time.[5]

FamilyEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ronald Reagan: Nomination of Theodore E. Gildred To Be United States Ambassador to Argentina". Presidency.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  2. ^ "Theodore E. Gildred - People - Department History - Office of the Historian". History.state.gov. 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. ^ "U. S. Ambassador Theodore Edmonds Gildred Dies at 83". INSTITUTE OF THE AMERICAS. 2019-01-09. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  5. ^ "U. S. Ambassador Theodore Edmonds Gildred Dies at 83". INSTITUTE OF THE AMERICAS. 2019-01-09. Retrieved 2019-04-05.

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