Joan M. Clark

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Joan M. Clark
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Clark at an event marking the 90th anniversary of the U.S. Foreign Service in 2014
United States Ambassador to Malta
In office
March 21, 1979 – February 21, 1981
President Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Bruce Laingen
Succeeded by James M. Rentschler
Personal details
Born (1922-03-27) March 27, 1922 (age 96)
Ridgefield Park, New Jersey

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.


  1. ^ "Ambassadorial Nominations – Jimmy Carter (1977–1981)". American Foreign Service Association. Retrieved 2010-08-05.
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