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Richard S. Williamson
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17th Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
In office
February 5, 1988 – March 19, 1989
President Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Alan Keyes
Succeeded by John R. Bolton
Personal details
Richard Salisbury Williamson

(1949-05-09)May 9, 1949
Evanston, Illinois
Died December 8, 2013(2013-12-08) (aged 64)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jane Williamson
Residence IL
Alma mater Princeton University
University of Virginia School of Law

Richard Salisbury Williamson (May 9, 1949 – December 8, 2013) was an American lawyer, diplomat and pedagogue. He previously served as Special Envoy to Sudan under George W. Bush. Williamson was a partner at Winston & Strawn and was also Thomas J. Sharkey Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Seton Hall's Whitehead School of Diplomacy.

Williamson died of a cerebral hemorrhage at a Chicago hospital on December 8, 2013, aged 64.

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