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The U.S.'s first and only woman ambassador, quietly elegant Eugenie Anderson of Red Wing, Minn., arrived in Copenhagen less than two months ago. Already Danes call her "second lady of the land." How does she do it? Her Red Wing diplomacy was nicely evident last week.

Her official residence, "Rydhave," in Copenhagen's northern suburbs, had just been redecorated. A housewarming was in order. Instead of a bigwig party, the ambassador invited the painters, plasterers and carpenters who had remodeled her house (90 in all, including wives). Dressed in their Sunday best, the guests flocked in, shook hands with the...

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