James Catherwood Hormel (January 1, 1933 – August 13, 2021) was an American philanthropist, LGBT activist, and Democratic politician. He was the United States Ambassador to Luxembourg from 1999 to 2001 during the Bill Clinton presidency. Hormel was born in Austin, Minnesota. He was the first openly gay ambassador ever nominated in the United States.
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- Seelye, Katharine Q. (5 June 1999). "Clinton Appoints Gay Man as Ambassador as Congress Is Away". The New York Times.
- Nation's first openly gay ambassador James Hormel dies