Robert H. McBride

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Robert H. McBride (1918-1983) was an American diplomat.[1] He served as United States Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1967 to 1969 and as United States Ambassador to Mexico from 1969 to 1974.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Robert H. McBride was born in England to American parents, and attended schools in Spain and France. As a result, he spoke French and Spanish fluently.[1] He graduated from Princeton University in 1940.[1]

Career[edit]

He used the United States Foreign Service in 1941, and served in embassies in Havana, Algiers, Naples, Port-au-Prince, Rabat, Paris and Madrid.[1] He served as Ambassador to the Belgian Congo from 1969 to 1969, and to Mexico from 1969 to 1974.[1]

In 1974, he became a diplomat-in-residence at the University of Virginia in Charlotteville, Virginia.[1] He sat on the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Council for Immigration and Development.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Jacqueline McBride, and they had three children.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mexico and the United States (editor; Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1981)

References[edit]

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
G. McMurtrie Godley
United States Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
1967–1969
Succeeded by
Sheldon B. Vance
Preceded by
Fulton Freeman
United States Ambassador to Mexico
1969–1974
Succeeded by
Joseph J. Jova