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Milton A. Wolf : biography

May 29, 1924 - May 19, 2005

Milton Albert Wolf (May 29, 1924 – May 19, 2005) was an American real estate developer from Cleveland, Ohio, and diplomat.


He was a Jewish community leader, a Democratic Party contributor, and served as U.S. Ambassador to Austria from 1977 to 1980. He was an alumnus of both Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University and an honorary trustee.

President Jimmy Carter named him as Ambassador to Austria in 1977. Two years later, he was a host for signing of the SALT II agreement, held in Vienna on June 19, 1979.

He died of lymphoma on May 19, 2005, and is buried in the Bet Olam Cemetery in Cleveland Heights.

Decorations and awards

  • Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Sash of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Austria
  • Golden Medal of Honour of Salzburg
  • Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, 1st class (1997)
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