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  Seymour Maxwell Finger  
   
 
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Seymour Maxwell Finger (1915-2005) was a career U.S. diplomat, serving from 1956 to 1971 at the U.S. Mission to the UN as economic advisor, minister-counselor, and ambassador. He served in the European theater in the U.S. Army (1943-45) and in the foreign service in various countries (1946-56). He was born in the United States and educated at Miami University of Ohio. He was a senior fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute and adjunct professor of political science at The CUNY Graduate Center and at New York University; and he was president of the Institute for Mediterranean Affairs. He is author of Your Man at the UN: People, Politics, and Bureaucracy in the Making of American Foreign Policy; American Ambassadors at the UN; and Bending With the Winds: Kurt Waldheim and the United Nations.

 

 
   
 
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