David Manker Abshire

David Manker Abshire ( born April 11, 1926 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is President of the Richard Lounsbery Foundation. He was previously a political advisor to U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Ambassador of the United States.

Curriculum vitae

Abshire made ​​in 1951 graduated from the Military Academy at West Point, New York. During the Korean War he was platoon leader. In 1962 he founded the Center for Strategic and International Studies, which he then headed. From 1970 to 1973 he was Secretary of State for Congress Relations ( Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs ), then the first chairman of the International Broadcasting, which he remained until 1977. From the year 1981 he was for a year intelligence adviser to the U.S. president, then settled U.S. ambassador to NATO. Until 1987, he held this post, the same year he was also adviser to Ronald Reagan in the Iran - Contra affair.


  • The South Rejects a Prophet. The life of Senator D. M. Key, 1824-1900. Praeger, New York et al 1967
  • International Broadcasting. A New Dimension of Western Diplomacy. Sage, Beverly Hills et al 1976
  • Foreign Policy Makers. President vs. Congress. Sage, Beverly Hills et al 1979, ISBN 0-8039-1332- X
  • Preventing World War III. A Realistic Grand Strategy. Harper & Row, New York, 1988, ISBN 0-06-015986-3
  • Putting America 's House in Order. The Nation as a Family. With Brock Brower. Praeger, Westport, 1996, ISBN 0-275-95431-5
  • Saving the Reagan Presidency. Trust Is the Coin of the Realm. Texas A & M Univ. Press, College Station 2005, ISBN 1-585-44466-9
  • A Call to Greatness. Challenging Our Next President Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7425-6245-5