Jack Matlock was U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987-1991. During a Foreign Service career that spanned 35 years, he served four tours in Moscow and several years in Washington dealing with Soviet and European affairs. Since retiring, he’s held several academic positions, most recently with Duke University (Rubenstein Fellow, 2015-2017).
From 1951 until 1989, the Feed Materials Production Center in Fernald, Ohio, about 20 miles northwest of Cincinnati, was a key player in the Cold War, processing uranium for the United States nuclear weapons program.