Harman, Avraham

(1915-92)
   Born in London, the son of a rabbi, he earned a law degree from Wadham College, Oxford. He moved to Jerusalem in 1938 and held various positions with the Jewish Agency. When Israel became independent, he was named deputy director of the Government Information Office. He held various diplomatic posts in Canada, at the United Nations, and in New York. He served as director of the Jewish Agency's information department before being sent to Washington to replace Abba Eban as Israel's ambassador to the United States, where he served from 1959 to 1968. He served from 1968 to 1983 as president of Hebrew University of Jerusalem and as its chancellor until his death.

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