Richard J. Bloomfield

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Richard J. Bloomfield
United States Ambassador to Ecuador
In office
April 6, 1976[1] – January 21, 1978[1]
Appointed by Gerald Ford
Preceded by Robert C. Brewster
Succeeded by Raymond E. Gonzalez
United States Ambassador to Portugal
In office
February 3, 1978[1] – June 10, 1982[1]
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Frank Carlucci
Succeeded by H. Allen Holmes
Personal details
Born (1927-08-27)August 27, 1927
Died November 22, 2011(2011-11-22) (aged 84)
Alma mater Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

Richard Joseph Bloomfield (August 27, 1927 - November 22, 2011) was a career Foreign Service Officer who served as United States Ambassador to Ecuador (1976 - 1978) and United States Ambassador to Portugal (1978 - 1982). After retiring from the US Foreign Service in 1982 he became executive director of the World Peace Foundation (1982 - 1992).

Career[edit]

After graduating from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in 1950 and serving in the US Air Force, Bloomfield joined the US Foreign Service in 1952.[2] As well as various postings in Latin America he was Director of the Office of Policy Planning and Coordination at the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs (1973 - 1976),[2] before being appointed United States Ambassador to Ecuador (1976 - 1978) and United States Ambassador to Portugal (1978 - 1982).[3]

After retiring from the US Foreign Service in 1982 Bloomfield became executive director of the World Peace Foundation (1982 - 1992), before becoming a senior visiting fellow at Brown University.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d history.state.gov, Richard Joseph Bloomfield (1927-2011)
  2. ^ a b presidency.ucsb.edu, 22 December 1977, United States Ambassador to Portugal Nomination of Richard J. Bloomfield.
  3. ^ a b Boston Globe, 14 December 2011, Richard J. Bloomfield, 84, retired US ambassador
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Robert C. Brewster
United States Ambassador to Ecuador
1976–1978
Succeeded by
Raymond E. Gonzalez
Preceded by
Frank C. Carlucci
United States Ambassador to Portugal
1978–1982
Succeeded by
Henry Allen Holmes