Alfred H. Moses

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Alfred H. Moses
United States Ambassador to Romania
In office
December 14, 1994 – August 11, 1997
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byJohn R. Davis Jr.
Succeeded byJames Rosapepe
Personal details
Born1929 (age 91–92)
Baltimore, Maryland
NationalityUnited States
Alma materDartmouth College
Princeton University
Georgetown University
Professionattorney, diplomat

Alfred H. Moses (born July 24, 1929) is an American attorney and diplomat who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Romania from 1994 to 1997.[1]

Moses was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from Baltimore City College (a high school), he attended Dartmouth College from which he received his B.A. degree in 1951. He attended Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School in 1951-52, served in the U.S. Navy, and received his law degree from Georgetown University in 1956, where he was an editor of the Georgetown Law Review.[1]

Moses joined the Washington, D.C., law firm of Covington & Burling practicing in the areas of litigation, corporate and securities matters, and arbitration.[1] He represented clients in important litigation as trial and appellant counsel and has structured major corporate, financial and real estate transactions in this country and abroad. Except for his public service, he has remained with Covington & Burling. He also serves as chief strategy officer of Promontory Financial Group, a global financial services consulting firm, and is vice chairman of the Promontory Interfinancial Network, a fintech company based in Arlington, Virginia.[2]

Moses was lead counsel to President Jimmy Carter in the "Billygate" hearings in the U.S. Senate. He served as Special Advisor and Special Counsel to President Carter, 1980-81. Under President Bill Clinton, Moses was U.S. Ambassador to Romania, 1994–97, and Special Presidential Emissary for the Cyprus problem 1999-2001. In 2002, he was awarded Romania's Mare Cruce Medal (Order For Merit) by the President of Romania, Ion Iliescu, the only American to have been so honored.

Moses has published numerous articles on Central European and Middle East issues in The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor and other publications.

He has been active in religious life and has served as President of the American Jewish Committee.[3]

In July 2018, he published his book Bucharest Diary: An American Ambassador’s Journey.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Alfred H. Moses". Covington & Burling LLP. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "Alfred H. Moses Executive Profile". Bloomberg. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Brawarsky, Sandee (September 13, 2018). "22 Fiction, Non-Fiction Titles For Fall". Jewish Week. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "Former U.S. Ambassador to Romania Alfred H. Moses". Sixth & I. July 12, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
John R. Davis, Jr.
United States Ambassador to Romania
Succeeded by
James Rosapepe