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David Hermelin


David Hermelin

David Hermelin
Personal details
Born David B. Hermelin
(1936-12-27)December 27, 1936
Detroit, Michigan
Died November 22, 2000(2000-11-22) (age 63)
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Doreen Hermelin
Alma mater University of Michigan
Religion Jewish

David Hermelin (December 27, 1936 – November 22, 2000) was United States ambassador to Norway and a Detroit area philanthropist and entrepreneur and a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He died of a brain tumor

The David B. Hermelin Volunteer Fundraising Award at the University of Michigan honors David Hermelin. The ORT Hermelin College of Engineering in Netanya, Israel was named in his honor. It opened in October, 2000.

On December 13, 2000, he was presented, posthumously, with the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Clinton.[1]

See also


  1. ^ The White House - Office of the Press Secretary


  • ORT Hermelin College of Engineering: Biography
  • University of Michigan press release
  • United States Department of State: Ambassadors to Norway
Preceded by
Thomas A. Loftus
U.S. Ambassador to Norway
Succeeded by
Robin Chandler Duke
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