Antony Blinken’s Father, Former Diplomat and Banker, Dies

NEW YORK—Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s father, Donald, a former U.S. diplomat, investment banker, and modern art collector, died on Thursday. He was 96.
Blinken announced his father’s passing in a series of tweets while he was attending the annual UN General Assembly.
“My family lost a parent and grandparent, a source of love and inspiration—my father Donald Blinken,” he wrote.
“A member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, a U.S. ambassador, president of the Mark Rothko Foundation, (chairman of the board) of the State University of New York, dad served his city, state, and country,” Blinken said….

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