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(Montana & Queen's 1959) (13 May 1937 - 10 July 2019)

Erik Sedman Ronhovde (Age 82) died at his home in Washington, DC on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. In 1959 he received an A.B degree, cum laude, in Slavic Studies from Harvard College. At that time, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and studied International Relations at Queen's College, Oxford. He joined the United States Air Force in 1962 and was assigned as a 1st Lieutenant to teach geography, international relations and defense policy at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado.

In 1966 he was appointed a Career Officer in the U.S. State Department's Foreign Service, serving tours abroad in Berlin, Vienna, Moscow and Budapest. The Foreign Service Institute certified him to be fluent in Russian, German, Swedish, Hungarian, French and Italian, with a working, speaking and reading knowledge of Norwegian, Dutch and Polish.