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Slain US Ambassador to Libya Had Ties to Piedmont, UC Berkeley

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Update 12:35 p.m. A man who said he knew Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was killed by a mob on Tuesday, called into KQED Public Radio’s Forum program today. Here’s what he said: “Not to overstate it, Chris Stevens was a very close friend of mine in law school and that was more than 20 years ago. We kept in touch thereafter for a few years, but then we lost touch. But I just wanted to offer, sort of  go from the political to the personal, and say this was a guy who was just an enormously decent human being, who left the world of corporate law to do what he considered to be good in the world. [He] was more value driven than almost anyone I’ve ever met. I just think it’s an enormous loss for our community and for the nation. This was just an enormously decent human being.”

Original post: U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three of his staff, who were killed in Benghazi last night by what Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is calling a “small and savage group,” had strong ties to the Bay Area. 

American Ambassdor to Libya Chris Stevens was born and raised in Northern California, attending Piedmont High School and graduating from UC Berkeley and Hastings College of the Law. Stevens, 52, was the son of retired Marin Symphony cellist Mary Commanday, according to the San Francisco Classical Voice website.

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