James D. Theberge

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James Daniel Theberge (December 28, 1930 – January 20, 1988)[1] was a United States ambassador to Nicaragua (1975–1977) and Chile (1982–1985).


He was born in Oceanside, New York, and received a B.A. from Columbia University in 1952, an M.A. from Oxford University in 1960, and an M.P.A. (public administration) from Harvard University in 1965.[2] He served as economic adviser for the United States Embassy in Argentina from 1961 to 1964. From 1966 to 1969 he served as senior economist for the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington. From 1970 to 1975 he was director of the Latin American and Hispanic Studies Center at Georgetown University.

In 1975, he was appointed Ambassador to Nicaragua by President Gerald Ford, serving two years. President Ronald Reagan appointed him Ambassador to Chile in 1982. He remained in this post for three years. Theberge died in 1988.


James D. Theberge; Former Ambassador, 56. New York Times. Jan 1988.

The James Theberge Collection. Georgetown University library.

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Turner B. Shelton
United States Ambassador to Nicaragua
Succeeded by
Mauricio Solaún
Preceded by
George W. Landau
United States Ambassador to Chile
Succeeded by
Harry George Barnes, Jr.