Richard C. Brown

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Richard C. Brown (1939–2004) served as the United States Ambassador to Uruguay under George H. W. Bush, from 1990 to 1993.[1][2][3]


Richard C. Brown was born November 1, 1939, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.[2] He received a B.S. in 1960 and an M.S. in 1961, both from George Washington University. In 1963, he joined the United States Foreign Service.[2] As a career diplomat, he served in Cuba, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Port Louis, Montevideo, etc.[2] He also served on the United States National Security Council for Latin American Affairs from 1978 to 1981, Deputy Asstant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs from 1988 to 1990, and Special Adviser for International Security Affairs shortly before his ambassadorship.[2]

From 1990 to 1993, he served as the United States Ambassador to Uruguay.[3] He later served as Senior Coordinator for the Summit of the Americas, and Senior Area Advisor for the Western Hemisphere at the United Nations General Assembly.[4] He was the Executive Secretary of the Accountability Review Board regarding the bombings of United States embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in 1998.[4]


Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Malcolm Richard Wilkey
United States Ambassador to Uruguay
Succeeded by
Thomas J. Dodd, Jr.