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Jeane Kirkpatrick
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Jeane Kirkpatrick's official portrait
16th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byDonald McHenry
Succeeded byVernon A. Walters
Personal details
Jeane Duane Jordan

December 19, 1926(1926-12-19)
Duncan, Oklahoma, U.S.
DiedDecember 7, 2006(2006-12-07) (aged 79)
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic (until 1980)
Republican (1980–2006)
Spouse(s)Evron Maurice Kirkpatrick
ChildrenDouglas Jordan Kirkpatrick
John Evron Kirkpatrick
Stuart Kirkpatrick
Alma materStephens College
Barnard College
Columbia University
University of Paris
ProfessionProfessor, diplomat, political activist

Jeane Duane Kirkpatrick (née Jordan; December 19, 1926 – December 7, 2006) was an American politician. She served as the American ambassador to the United Nations. She served as Ronald Reagan's foreign policy adviser in his 1980 campaign and later in his Cabinet.[1]

Kirkpatrick died of congestive heart failure caused by heart disease in Bethesda, Maryland, aged 79.[2]


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