Monteagle Stearns

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Monteagle Stearns
Monteagle Stearns 1981.jpg
Stearns in 1981
United States Ambassador to Ivory Coast
In office
President Gerald Ford
Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Robert S. Smith
Succeeded by Nancy V. Rawls
United States Ambassador to Greece
In office
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Robert J. McCloskey
Succeeded by Robert Vossler Keeley
Personal details
Born (1924-12-05)December 5, 1924
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died May 14, 2016(2016-05-14) (aged 91)
Belmont, Massachusetts
Spouse(s) Antonia Riddleberger
Children 6
Profession Diplomat

Monteagle "Monty" Stearns (December 5, 1924 – May 14, 2016) was an American diplomat and Ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) (1976–79) and Greece (1981–85). Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he attended Columbia University in 1948 and graduated with his B.A. He was a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy and Council on Foreign Relations.[1] He was married to Antonia Riddleberger and had 6 children. He was the son-in-law of James W. Riddleberger.[1] Stearns died on May 14, 2016 in Belmont, Massachusetts at the age of 91.[2][3]



Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Robert Solwin Smith
United States Ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire
Succeeded by
Nancy V. Rawls
Preceded by
Robert J. McCloskey
United States Ambassador to Greece
Succeeded by
Michael G. Sotirhos