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SARASOTA -- Diplomat Alfred Puhan, who built a young man's interest in politics into a career as an adviser to Presidents Nixon and Johnson, died here Thursday at 91.
"He loved politics," said his wife, Jeanne Puhan. "He loved foreign affairs. He was very, very interested in anything going in the world."
Puhan, who worked for a time as a janitor after coming to the United States at 12 from his native Germany, was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Hungary in the Nixon administration in 1969.
Puhan became involved professionally with politics in the 1940s by reading messages in German for the …