John Edward Reinhardt was born on March 8, 1920, in Knoxville, Tennessee and died on February 18, 2016.
He was an American ambassador and diplomat.
Following graduating from Knoxville College in 1939, John attended the University of Chicago, initially pursuing a graduate degree in English, but did not finish on account to serving in World War II.
Mr. Reinhardt doctorate in English was completed in 1950 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
John Reinhardt was the American ambassador to Nigeria from 1971 to 1975, becoming one of the first black ambassadors.
John was Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, from 1975 to 1977.
From 1977 to 1980, he became the director of the United States Information Agency.
Reinhardt was a member of the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors from 1980 to 1987 Reinhardt later was a professor of political science at the University of Vermont from 1987 to 1991.
He joined a group of twenty-seven called Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change opposing the Iraq War, on June 16, 2004.
John Reinhardt passed away at 95 yrs old.