Sol Linowitz

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Sol Linowitz
BornDecember 7, 1913
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedMarch 18, 2005(2005-03-18) (aged 91)
NationalityUnited States
OccupationDiplomat and patent lawyer
Known forNegotiating the Panama Canal Treaty

Sol Myron Linowitz (December 7, 1913 – March 18, 2005) was an American diplomat, lawyer,[1] and businessman born in Trenton, NJ.[2]

He was a graduate of Trenton Central High School, Hamilton College and Cornell Law School. Early in his law career, he helped Xerox get patents on office copier inventions.

Linowitz helped negotiate the return of the Panama Canal to Panama under the direction of President Jimmy Carter. Besides being a career diplomat, lawyer, and one time chairman of Xerox, he wrote two books, "The Making of a Public Man: A Memoir", and "The Betrayed Profession".

He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He served on the Cornell University Board of Trustees.

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Business positions
Preceded by
Harold S. Kuhns
Chairman of Xerox Corporation
April 18, 1961 – 1966
Succeeded by
Joseph C. Wilson