Joan M. Clark

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Clark at an event marking the 90th anniversary of the U.S. Foreign Service in 2014

Joan Margaret Clark (born March 27, 1922) is an American retired diplomat who served as United States Ambassador to Malta between 1979 and 1981.[1] Born in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, she is a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy.


Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Bruce Laingen
United States Ambassador to Malta
March 26, 1979 – February 21, 1981
Succeeded by
Frank P. Wardlaw (as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim)
James M. Rentschler
Government offices
Preceded by
Diego C. Asencio
Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs
December 22, 1983 – October 18, 1988
Succeeded by
Elizabeth M. Tamposi