James Hormel

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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.[1] Hormel was born in Austin, Minnesota. He was the first openly gay ambassador ever nominated in the United States.[2]

Hormel died on August 13, 2021 in San Francisco, California at the age of 88.[2]

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  1. Seelye, Katharine Q. (5 June 1999). "Clinton Appoints Gay Man as Ambassador as Congress Is Away". The New York Times.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nation's first openly gay ambassador James Hormel dies