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Langhorne A.

Langhorne Anthony Motley (June 5, 1938 - October 14, 2023) was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was a former United States Ambassador to Brazil (1981-83) and Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (1983-85). He was also a member of Council on Foreign Relations. Ambassador Motley has a wife and two children. He received his Bachelor of Arts from The Citadel in 1960.

Time Magazine described Langhorne A. Motley as “The son of an American oil executive and a British-Brazilian mother, he was born and grew up amid sun-splashed privilege in Rio de Janeiro. After graduating from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., Motley joined the Air Force and was posted from 1965 to 1967 in Panama-his only Central American experience-and later in Alaska. There he switched careers and founded what has since become the largest real estate firm in the state.”

Military service: USAF (1960-70) US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (1983-85) US Ambassador to Brazil (1981-83) Valeria, Inc. President (1980-81) Citizens for the Management of Alaska Lands, Inc. EVP (1977-80) Alaska State Official Commissioner of Commerce and Economic Development (1975-77) RODMAR, Inc. VP (-1974) Crescent Realty, Inc. President (c. 1972) Area Realtors, Inc. (Anchorage) VP (1970-) American Academy of Diplomacy Bayou Leader PAC Bush-Cheney ’04 Council on Foreign Relations George W. Bush for President Board of Telos Corporation (2004-2006) John McCain 2008 Junior Achievement Board of Directors.

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