David Manker Abshire

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David M. Abshire

David Manker Abshire (April 11, 1926 – October 31, 2014) was an American politician. He served as a Special Counselor to President Ronald Reagan and was the U.S. Ambassador to NATO from 1983-87. Abshire was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

In July 2002, he was elected President of the Richard Lounsbery Foundation of New York. He was a member of the exclusive Alfalfa Club.[1]

Abshire was a Republican and the author of seven books, the most recent being A Call to Greatness: Challenging Our Next President, which was published in 2008. Abshire was married and had five children.

He was a member of the advisory council of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation[2] and sat on the advisory board of America Abroad Media.[3]

Abshire died on October 31, 2014 in Alexandria, Virginia from pulmonary fibrosis, aged 88.[4]

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  1. USC Center on Public Diplomacy Profile of David M. Abshire[permanent dead link], uscpublicdiplomacy.org; accessed October 31, 2014.
  2. "National Advisory Council". Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-22. Retrieved 2011-05-20.
  3. Profile Archived 2014-07-16 at the Wayback Machine, americaabroadmedia.org; accessed October 31, 2014.
  4. Ambassador David M. Abshire, CPSC Vice Chairman, dies