Edwin G. Corr

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Ronald Reagan and Corr in the Oval Office in 1981

Edwin Gharst Corr (born August 6, 1934)[1] was a United States diplomat and served as a United States Ambassador to several Latin-American nations. Corr is from Norman, Oklahoma.

In 1957 Corr received a B.A from the University of Oklahoma. He received an M.A. from the University of Oklahoma in 1961. He was in the Marine Corps from 1957 to 1960.[1]

Foreign Service[edit]

Edwin Corr joined the Foreign Service in 1961.[1]

Between 1978-1980 he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters.[1]

He and has served as U.S. Ambassador to Peru (1980–1981), U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia (1981–1985), and U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador (1985–1988).[2]


Corr was investigated between 1986-1991 for possible involvement in the Iran-Contra scandal. Corr gave voluntary interviews to the Independent Counsel in 1991 before ending his cooperation and invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Subsequently, a judicial order compelled Corr to testify and forced him to produce documents, under grants of immunity.

Post Civil-Service Positions[edit]

Corr served as a Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma from 1990-1996.

Between 1995-2001, Corr was the Director of the Energy Institute of the Americas (EIA), a multi-national non-governmental organization he founded.

Corr has served as the Associate Director of the International Programs Center (IPC) of the University of Oklahoma since 1996.


  1. ^ a b c d Gehrman, Carl. Jimmy Carter. Government Printing Office. 
  2. ^ American Foreign Service Association - Reagan Appointments

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Harry W. Shlaudeman
United States Ambassador to Peru
6 November 1980–11 October 1981
Succeeded by
Frank V. Ortiz, Jr.
Preceded by
Alexander Watson
Chargé d'Affairs ad interim
United States Ambassador to Bolivia
10 December 1981–9 August 1985
Succeeded by
Edward Morgan Rowell
Preceded by
Thomas R. Pickering
United States Ambassador to El Salvador
29 August 1985–10 August 1988
Succeeded by
William G. Walker