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Notable returned Peace Corps Volunteers in foreign service.

  • Frank Almaguer,

    secretariat for Administration and Finance Secretary (Organization of the American States), former ambassador to Honduras ((Belize 1967-69))

  • Patricia Buckles,

    retired USAID/Peru director, Peace Corps (Guatemala 1973-77)

  • Richard A. Boucher,

    assistant secretary of state, South and Central Asian affairs (Senegal 1973-75)

  • Raymond Burghardt,

    chairman of the board, American Institute of Taiwan (Colombia 1968-69)

  • Johnnie Carson,

    assistant secretary of state for African Affairs (Tanzania 1965-68)

  • Donald B. Clark,

    USAID mission director, Nepal (Burkina Faso 1969-71)

  • Gregory W. Engle,

    associate director of Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law (University of Texas, Austin), former ambassador to Togo (South Korea 1980-81)

  • Richard Erdman,

    former ambassador to Algeria (Turkey 1967-69)

  • Robert W. Fitts,

    former ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu (Malaysia 1970-72)

  • Robert Gelbard,

    assistant secretary of state for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (Bolivia 1964-66)

  • Richard Goughnour,

    USAID mission director, Dominican Republic (Brazil 1974-76)

  • David N. Greenlee,

    former ambassador to Bolivia; previously ambassador to Paraguay (Bolivia 1965-67)

  • Gordon Gray,

    ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia (Morocco 1978-1980)

  • Tony Hall,

    former ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agencies (Thailand 1966-67)

  • Christopher R. Hill,

    ambassador to Iraq (Cameroon 1974-76)

    “In one month, I went from being responsible for very little in college to being responsible for the life savings of 6,000 credit union members in Fako Division, Cameroon. The Peace Corps gave me that chance. In many ways, it was the most important job I have ever had.”
  • Thomas Neil Hull, III,,

    former ambassador to the Republic of Sierra Leone (Sierra Leone 1968-70)

  • Vicki Huddleston,

    visiting fellow of foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, former ambassador to Mali (Peru 1964-66)

  • Cameron R. Hume,

    ambassador to Indonesia; former ambassador to the Republic of South Africa; former ambassador to Algeria (Libya 1968-69)

  • Darryl Johnson,

    former ambassador to Thailand (Thailand 1962-65)

  • John Francis Keane,

    former ambassador to Paraguay (Colombia 1966-69)

  • James Mack,

    executive secretary of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the Organization of American States (OAS) (Honduras 1963-65)

  • R. Niels Marquardt,

    ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar and to the Union of the Comoros (Rwanda 1977-79)

  • Don McConnell,

    former ambassador to Eritrea (Nigeria 1963-65)

  • Larry L. Palmer,

    president of Inter-American Foundation (Liberia, 1971-1973)

  • Richard Allan Roth,

    former ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau (Burkina Faso, 1969-72)

  • Kathleen Stephens
    Kathleen Stephens

    former ambassador to South Korea (South Korea, 1975-1977)

    Ambassador Stephens visiting students at Yesan Middle School where she taught as a Peace Corps Volunteer 33 years before.
  • R. Barrie Walkley,

    former ambassador to Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe (Somalia, 1967-69)

Last updated Nov 20 2013

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