Jeane Kirkpatrick Biography

Government Official, Political Scientist, Scholar (1926–2006)
Jeane Kirkpatrick was a professor and diplomat who was a close adviser to President Ronald Reagan and the first woman to be U.S. ambassador to the U.N.


Born on November 19, 1926, in Duncan, Oklahoma, Jeane Kirkpatrick studied internationally and became a political science scholar. A one-time Democrat, she was foreign policy advisor to President Ronald Reagan and became the first woman ambassador to the U.N. Favoring right-wing regimes, Kirkpatrick was part of the Iran-Contra affair and considered a presidential run. She died on December 7, 2006.

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