Walter Kissinger, Businessman and Brother of Henry, Dies at 96

Walter shed his Bavarian accent, while Henry notably did not. Asked why he lost his, Walter told interviewers, “Because I am the Kissinger who listens.”

By Katharine Q. Seelye

Walter Kissinger, who was a successful businessman and philanthropist on Long Island and who for much of his adult life had to contend with being the lesser-known Kissinger — that is, not the secretary of state — died on May 3 at his home in San Rafael, Calif. He was 96.

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