Vreeland, Frederick

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Ambassadorial Post, Morocco

Frederick Vreeland served as the US Ambassador to Morocco from 1992-1993. Currently, he is an international consultant and Chairman of NOOR Web Corporation, leading provider of solar energy for rural electrification in Morocco. Prior to his diplomatic post in Rabat, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (Near East/South Asia) from February 1991 to February 1992.

In 1990, he was nominated as United States Ambassador to Burma. During his Senate confirmation hearing, he spoke up for human rights and democracy in Burma. The next day the Burmese regime withdrew its agreement to his assignment. From 1989-1990, Ambassador Vreeland was the Vice-President of John Cabot University.

An avid writer, he was published in Gourmet magazine and has been a Contributing Editor and writer for Condé Nast Traveler magazine for many years. He has recently resumed his editorial position at Condé Nast. Ambassador Vreeland also was the Director General of the Aspen Institute Italy from 1985-1987.

From 1951-1985, Ambassador Vreeland served as an Operations Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency. During that time, Ambassador Vreeland had the following bona fide foreign service diplomatic assignments: Political Officer, Rome (1978-1985); Political Officer, Paris (1971-1978); Political Officer, US Mission to the United Nations (1967-1971); Economic Officer, Rabat (1963-1967); Member, National Security Council, The White House (1963); Political Officer, Bonn (1960-1963); Economic Officer, Berlin (1957-1960); and, Economic Officer, US Mission to the UN European Office (1952-1957).

Along with his wife, he co-authored Key to Rome, a cultural-historical guide published by the Getty Museum. He was the senior co-author of RomeACCESS, published by HarperCollins in New York. This guide book won the Silver Medal for Tourism from the City of Rome. Ambassador Vreeland received his B.A. degree from Yale in 1951. He is a member of the Order of St. John and has an honorary degree as Doctor of Humane Letters from John Cabot University in Rome, of which he has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for many years.


Archaeology Magazine | Letter from Morocco

Chisholm Gallery Testimonial by Ambassador Frederick Vreeland

Frederick Vreeland Wedding 2018, photos by Nicholas Vreeland

National Arts Club hosted a book discussion with Frederick and Vanessa Vreeland and their now classic Key to Rome which Gore Vidal says is “Easily the handsomest and most useful guide to the city that likes to call itself eternal.”

Morocco on the Move | Former US Ambassador to Morocco, Frederick Vreeland, recalls his friendship with President Bush and time in Morocco

On the Market: Frederick Vreeland’s Surprisingly Affordable Marrakech Mansion | Vanity Fair

The Chic of Marrakech in Departures Magazine

Nomination of Frederick Vreeland To Be United States Ambassador to Burma (Myanmar)


Vanessa Somers Vreeland at the Extraordinary Discovery of the Almoravide Dynasty Early Capital City (11th Century) (PDF Link)

Vanessa Somers Vreeland’s Homepage

Frederick Vreeland’s Wikipedia page

Chic Marrakech | Original Marrakech Palmeraie on sale

David C Kitt | Moroccan Villas

Page Six | Social media star Caroline Vreeland releases album