Schaetzel, J(oseph) Robert 1917-2003
SCHAETZEL, J(oseph) Robert 1917-2003
OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born January 28, 1917, in Holtville, CA; died of pneumonia, November 7, 2003, in Bethesda, MD. Diplomat, government administrator, and author. Schaetzel spent most of his career in the U.S. State Department and was best known for his tenure as ambassador to the European Communities during the late 1960s and early 1970s. After completing his undergraduate work at Pomona College in 1939, he attended graduate school for two years at Harvard. Schaetzel's first job was as a budget analyst for the U.S. Bureau of the Budget, where he worked for three years. He then joined the State Department as a special assistant to the director of the Office of International Trade Policy. Schaetzel would continue to work for the State Department through the 1950s and 1960s, serving in various positions, including as an assistant to the Secretary for Disarmament and Atomic Energy and as a special assistant to the Under-Secretary of State. In 1966, he was selected to be ambassador to the European Communities in Brussels, where he helped form trade policies involving steel, agricultural products, and textiles. He retired from the State Department in 1972 to become a consultant, writer, and lecturer. Schaetzel was the author of The Unhinged Alliance: America and the European Community (1975) and coauthor of The Problem of International Consultations: A Report of the Trilateral Task Force on Consultative Procedures to the Trilateral Commission (1976).
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
New York Times, November 23, 2003, p. 40.
Washington Post, November 9, 2003, p. C11.