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M. Charles Hill was born in 1936 in Bridgeton, New Jersey. In 1957 he received an AB degree from Brown University, a JD degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1960, and an MA degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1961.
In 1963 Mr. Hill worked as a vice consul in Zurich, Switzerland. In 1964 he worked as a Chinese-language officer in Taiwan, and in 1966 became a political officer in Hong Kong. In 1974 he was a member of the Panama Canal negotiations, then joined the policy planning staff as a speechwriter for Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1975. In 1978 Mr. Hill worked for the State Department as a deputy director of the Israel desk and in 1979 became political counselor for the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv. In 1981 he was named director of Israel and Arab-Israeli affairs for the State Department, and then served as deputy assistant secretary for the Middle East in 1982. From 1982 to 1985 Hill served as the Executive Secretary for the State Department, and from 1985 to 1989 he was the executive assistant for Secretary George Shultz. Mr. Hill served as a special consultant on policy to the Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Hill is currently a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, as well as a diplomat in resident and lecturer in International Studies at Yale Univ