Scheman, L. Ronald 1931-

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SCHEMAN, L. Ronald 1931-


Born August 9, 1931, in NY; son of Max and Eleanor Scheman; married; wife's name Ethel (divorced, 1985); married Lucy Duncan (an executive), October 11, 2002; children: (first marriage) Ann, Corinne Scheman Creel, Jennifer Scheman Harper, Daniel. Ethnicity: "Jewish/European." Education: Dartmouth College, B.A., 1953; Yale University, J.D., 1956.


Home—Charleston, SC. Office—3 Broad St., Ste. 450, Charleston, SC 29401. E-mail[email protected].


Attorney in Charleston, SC. Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, U.S. staff member, 1960s; member of Bar of State of New York and District of Columbia; worked for law firm of José Nabuco, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Porter International Co., president and chief executive officer, 1970-75; Center of Advanced Studies of the Americas, Washington, DC, founding executive director, 1984-86; Heller, Rosenblatt & Scheman (law firm), senior partner, 1988-92; Inter-American Development Bank, U.S. executive director, 1993-98; Greenberg Traurig (law firm), chair of international finance practice, 1998-2000; Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and development, director general, 2000-04; Kissinger McLarty Associates, senior advisor; public speaker; guest on media programs. George Washington University, past adjunct professor. Inter-American Management Education Foundation, president, 1991-93; member of board of directors of Americas Endowment and Due Process of Law Foundation; N Street Village, member of honorary advisory board; Pan American Development Foundation, founder and first executive director; past president of Museum of the Americas Foundation and Inter-American Management Education Foundation; affiliated with creation of InterComp S.A. and Latin American Investment Guarantee Corp.; past board member of many organizations and institutions, including Trust of the Americas, Inter-American Bar Foundation, International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Americas Fund for Independent Universities, Charles E. Smith and Companies, and Big Brothers.


(With Durwood Sandifer) The Foundations of Freedom, Praeger Publishers (New York, NY), 1965.

The Interamerican Dilemma, Praeger Publishers (New York, NY), 1988.

The Alliance for Progress: A Retrospective, Praeger Publishers (New York, NY), 1989.

Greater America, New York University Press (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor to periodicals, including Journal of the American Society of International Law, Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, and Journal of Inter-American Studies.


L. Ronald Scheman told CA: "The principal objective of my books is to help the general public understand why Latin America is important to U.S. foreign policy."