Robert Anderson (diplomat)

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Robert Anderson (January 6, 1922 – April 5, 1996) was an American Foreign Service officer who served as the United States Ambassador to Dahomey, Morocco, and the Dominican Republic.

Anderson was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He served in the military during World War II, joined the Foreign Service after the war, and served in consular positions during the 1950s and 1960s, before being appointed U.S. Ambassador to Dahomey in 1972.[1] [2]

He served as ambassador to Dahomey from 1972–1974, to Morocco from 1976–1978, and the Dominican Republic from 1982–1985.[3]

He died of congestive heart failure in Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, Virginia.[4]


  1. ^ Biographical Register of the Department of State, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1951
  2. ^ Who's Who in America, Marquis Publications, 1964, 1982
  3. ^ Principal Officers of the Department of State, and Chiefs of Mission, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1991
  4. ^ Obituary, New York Times, April 4, 1996
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Robert L. Yost
United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic
Succeeded by
Lowell C. Kilday
Preceded by
Matthew L. Looram, Jr.
United States Ambassador to Benin
Succeeded by
James B. Engle
Preceded by
Robert G. Neumann
United States Ambassador to Morocco
Succeeded by
Richard B. Parker