Carl Spielvogel

Ambassador + Appointee + Diplomat
Born 1930

Carl Spielvogel is a former United States ambassador to the Slovak Republic. Mr. Spielvogel was appointed to the post by President Bill Clinton on August 3, 2000 as a recess appointment. He presented his credentials on September 7, 2000 and served in that post until April 15, 2001. He is a member of the Council of American Ambassadors, and the Council on Foreign Relations .… Read More

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1928 Birth Born in 1928.


1950 22 Years Old Carl Spielvogel began his working career, in 1950, as a copy boy in the news department, he then became a reporter, and eventually a six-times-a-week columnist for The New York Times, until 1960. … Read More


1972 44 Years Old Before joining Interpublic's parent company in 1972, he was chairman of the executive committee and executive vice president and general manager of McCann-Erickson, Inc., Interpublic's largest subsidiary.


1980 52 Years Old In 1980, Spielvogel became Founder/Chairman and CEO of Backer & Spielvogel, which became Backer Spielvogel Bates Worldwide, Inc., one of the world's largest marketing and advertising communications companies. … Read More
1981 53 Years Old …  They were married in 1981.
1987 59 Years Old Born in New York City, Spielvogel received a B.B.A. degree from Baruch College of the City University of New York. A past president of the board of trustees of the Baruch College Fund; he was the recipient of an honorary LL.D. degree from Baruch College in 1987. … Read More


1994 66 Years Old From October 1994 until April 1997, Spielvogel was chairman and chief executive officer of the United Auto Group, Inc., then the nation's largest publicly owned auto dealership group, and one of the first automobile dealership groups to go public on the New York Stock Exchange, with sales approximating $4 billion.
1995 67 Years Old In 1995, he was appointed by President Bill Clinton, and approved by the U.S. Senate, to the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, which is responsible for Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, Voice of Asia, Radio Marti, Worldnet, and the other non-military "Voices" of the United States Government. … Read More
1997 69 Years Old In 1997, he was named chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Financial Times, the leading global and financial newspaper. … Read More
1998 70 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1998, he was appointed a Fellow at the Center for Business and Government, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. … Read More
1999 71 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999 he was appointed by President Clinton as Ambassador to the Slovak Republic. At the time, Senator Charles Grassley (R Iowa) put a hold on several ambassadorial appointments, including those of Spielvogel and Richard Holbrooke. This hold lasted for 16 months until August 2000 when President Clinton named him to the post as a recess appointment. … Read More
2000 72 Years Old …  Spielvogel was appointed to the post by President Bill Clinton on August 3, 2000 as a recess appointment. … Read More
2008 80 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, he was appointed to the board of trustees of the State University of N.Y. (SUNY), the largest state university system in the U.S., comprising 65 college campuses, with approximately 480,000 students.
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