William Rountree; Envoy to 6 Presidents
William Manning Rountree, 78, veteran U.S. diplomat who served under six presidents. Rountree, who spent 38 years in government service, was ambassador to Pakistan, Sudan, South Africa and Brazil and served as assistant secretary of state for the Near East, South Asia and Africa. He earned the State Department Superior Service Award for helping negotiate the admission of Greece and Turkey to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. On Nov. 3 in Gainesville, Fla.