He was the stepbrother of Jacqueline Bouvier, and later a close confidant of John F. Kennedy.  In 1961, President Kennedy appointed him a member of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

A graduate of Yale (1950) and the Naval War College (1996), Hugh Auchincloss served in the Marine Corps as a staff-sergeant in counter-intelligence.  In the latter part of his life he supported environmental causes and fostered an abiding interest in the Middle East.

From 1978 to 2006, Hugh served as a member of A.M.E.U.’s Board of Directors, and from 2006 to the present, he was a member of our National Council.  For 37 years he publicly—and proudly —supported our efforts to create here in our country a deeper understanding of the history, culture and current events in the Middle East.

Hugh Auchincloss died this past June at the age of 87.  To his family we extend our condolences—and share their loss.

—John F. Mahoney

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