Robert C. Strong

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Robert C. Strong (1915–1999) was a United States diplomat.


Strong was born Robert Campbell Strong on September 29, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois.[1] Eventually he moved to Beloit, Wisconsin. He attended Beloit College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.[2]

Strong served as U.S. Vice Consul in Prague, Czechoslovakia and in Durban, South Africa. Later he would serve as U.S. Ambassador to Iraq from 1963 to 1967. He died on December 28, 1999 in Tucson, Arizona and was buried in Beloit.

Strong's son, Gridley Barstow Strong, served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was killed during the Battle of Khe Sanh.


Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
John D. Jernegan
United States Ambassador to Iraq
Succeeded by
Enoch S. Duncan