August 26, 2003
by Hudson Institute
Ambassador Curtin Winsor, Jr has been elected to Hudson Institute’s Board of Trustees to serve a three-year term, expiring in 2006.
"Hudson Institute is proud to have someone of Ambassador Winsor’s caliber serving on our board," said Hudson Institute President Herb London of the appointment.
Dr. Winsor received his B.A.. in English Literature from Brown University in 1961; his Masters in Latin American Area Studies in 1964; and his Ph.D. in International Studies from the School of International Service of American University, Washington, DC, in 1971.
Dr. Winsor was a Research Assistant at the Special Operations Research Office of American University from 1964 to 1967. He entered the career U.S. Foreign Service in February, 1967. His first assignment was to the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, where he did research on nuclear nonproliferation issues until 1970. He served at the Office of Congressional Relations at the Department of State through 1971, when he resigned to take a professional staff position on Capitol Hill.
Dr. Winsor became Special Assistant to Senator Bob Dole, the Chairman of the Republican National Committee, in June, 1971. He held this position until May 1973, when he moved to the private sector, as Manager for International Affairs at the Washington Office of the Chase Manhattan Bank. He was a registered representative of the Bank with the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch from 1973 to 1979. He served as the Deputy Director of the Alliance for Free Enterprise, a not for profit entity formed to support free trade and free market issues by David Rockefeller and U.S. Senator Russell Long, from 1979 to 1983.
Dr. Winsor became one of the early foreign policy advisors to the Presidential Campaign of Ronald Reagan in February of 1980. He was sent as Special Emissary to the Middle East by President-elect Ronald Reagan immediately following the 1980 election. He returned to serve on the Reagan Transition Teams for the Department of State (NEA and OES Bureaus) and AID. Dr. Winsor served as U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica from 1983 to 1985 and later served as Senior Consultant on Central America to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from 1985 to 1987.
Ambassador Winsor has been the Chairman and Owner of the American Chemical Services Company of Marmet, WV since 1979. He was President of the Legislative Studies Institute (LSI) from 1993 to 1996.
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