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Mortimer Caplin Elected Chair Emeritus of THIS for Diplomats

January 10, 2014

THIS for Diplomats has named Mortimer Caplin Chair Emeritus of its Advisory Board.  Mr. Caplin will assist in ensuring that the organization carry out its mission as "Citizen Diplomats" to bring greater understanding of the United States to our visiting diplomats and their families.  Mr. Caplin was previously Chairman of the Advisory Board for over 20 years.

THIS for Diplomats, formerly known as "The Hospitality and Information Service," was organized in 1961 at the request of the Chief of Protocol of the United States to help new diplomats and their families adapt to life in the United States. Today, there are more than 180 foreign missions in the capital with more than 4,000 diplomatic families residing in the Washington metropolitan area.  For more information, visit their website.


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