Orison Rudolph Aggrey

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O. Rudolph Aggrey
United States Ambassador to Romania
In office
November 22, 1977 – July 11, 1981
President Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Harry George Barnes Jr.
Succeeded by David B. Funderburk
United States Ambassador to Senegal
In office
January 17, 1974 – July 10, 1977
President Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Gilbert Edward Clark
Succeeded by Herman Jay Cohen
United States Ambassador to The Gambia
In office
January 17, 1974 – July 10, 1977
President Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Gilbert Edward Clark
Succeeded by Herman Jay Cohen
Personal details
Born Orison Rudolph Aggrey
(1926-07-24)July 24, 1926
Salisbury, North Carolina, U.S.
Died April 6, 2016(2016-04-06) (aged 89)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
Spouse(s) Françoise Christiane Fratacci
Children 1
Alma mater Hampton University
Syracuse University

Orison Rudolph Aggrey (July 24, 1926 – April 6, 2016) was an American diplomat who served as the United States Ambassador to Senegal, Gambia, and Romania.

Aggrey was born in 1926 in Salisbury, North Carolina as the youngest of four children to Dr. James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey, an immigrant from the Gold Coast and later the co-Founder of Achimota School, and Rosebud Aggrey (née Douglass). He died in April 2016 at the age of 89.[1]

He graduated in 1946 from Hampton Institute and received his master's degree from Syracuse University in 1948.

In 1977, President Jimmy Carter nominated Aggrey to be Ambassador Extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the U.S. to Romania.

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
G. Edward Clark
U.S. Ambassador to Gambia
1973 – 1977
Succeeded by
Herman Cohen
Preceded by
G. Edward Clark
U.S. Ambassador to Senegal
1973 – 1977
Succeeded by
Herman Cohen
Preceded by
Harry Barnes
U.S. Ambassador to Romania
1977 – 1981
Succeeded by
David Funderburk

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