December 27, 1920: Birth of author, diplomat, and Middle East expert Richard Nolte

On this day in Duluth in 1920, future author and diplomat Richard Nolte was born in the Zenith City. Nolte attended public schools in Duluth until 1934, when his family moved to Wayzata, Minnesota. According to biographer David Ouse, Nolte “worked for the Institute of Current World Affairs in the 1950s, taught at Dartmouth College, served on the American Universities Field Staff, and was executive director of the Institute of Current World Affairs. He briefly served as U.S. ambassador to the United Arab Republic and in 1988, he was named chairman of the American Geographical Society. He was the author of numerous articles and several books about the Middle East.” Learn more about Nolte here.

Richard Nolte. (Image: Duluth Public Library)