Jack F. Matlock Jr.

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Jack F. Matlock Jr.
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United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union
In office
April 6, 1987 – August 11, 1991
PresidentRonald Reagan
George H.W. Bush
Preceded byArthur A. Hartman
Succeeded byRobert S. Strauss
United States Ambassador to Czechoslovakia
In office
September 28, 1981 – September 20, 1983
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byFrancis J. Meehan
Succeeded byWilliam H. Luers
Personal details
Born
Jack Foust Matlock Jr.

(1929-10-01) October 1, 1929 (age 92)
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Spouse(s)
Rebecca Matlock (m. 1949)
Alma materDuke University
Columbia University
ProfessionPolitician, foreign officer, educator, historian, linguist

Jack Foust Matlock Jr. (born October 1, 1929)[1] is an American former ambassador, career Foreign Service Officer, a teacher, a historian, and a linguist. He was a specialist in Soviet affairs during the years of the Cold War, and served as U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991 during the Presidency of Ronald Reagan.

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