Death of Former MFO Director General, Ambassador Wat T. Cluverius IV
Prior to his service with the MFO, Ambassador Cluverius had a distinguished career as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department (1967 – 1988) where he served as Ambassador to Bahrain (1976 – 1978), as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, and Consul General in Jerusalem (1983 – 1985). In 1985 he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of State as Senior Advisor for Middle East Peace, a position he held until retiring from the State Department to join the MFO.
Born in 1934, Ambassador Cluverius obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern University and a Master’s Degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. He served as a naval officer for five years before joining the Foreign Service.
At his death, he was a member of the Board and former President of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, a non-profit organization founded in 1923 to promote world peace.