Andy Sundberg

06 January 1941 - 30 August 2012

After an international upbringing which included attending school in Japan and Germany, Mr Sundberg read for PPE at Oxford and then served on US combat ships during the Cuban quarantine and the Vietnam War. He became politically active after moving to Geneva in 1968, founding the American Children's Citizens Rights League in 1977, and serving as the worldwide chairman of Democrats Abroad from 1980 to 1985 and as a member of the Democratic National Committee from 1981 to 1988. He helped set up the local branches of both the US Democratic and Republican parties in Switzerland and fought hard for the rights of Americans living abroad and the transmission of their US citizenship to their children.