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Jeane Kirkpatrick (1926)close

Jeane Kirkpatrick, political scientist and government official, was born in Duncan, Oklahoma. She was a college professor and Democratic Party activist, but changed parties due to her opposition to President Carter's foreign policies. In 1981, she became the American ambassador to the United Nations. She returned to university teaching in 1985.

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