Robert L. Barry

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Robert L. Barry
Ronald Reagan and Robert L. Barry.jpg
Ronald Reagan and Barry in Oval Office in 1981
United States Ambassador to Bulgaria
In office
November 25, 1981 – July 12, 1984
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Jack Richard Perry
Succeeded by Melvyn Levitsky
United States Ambassador to Indonesia
In office
July 7, 1992 – July 10, 1995
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by John Cameron Monjo
Succeeded by J. Stapleton Roy
Personal details
Born 1934 (age 83–84)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Profession Diplomat, Career Ambassador

Robert Louis Barry (born in 1934 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a career member of the United States Foreign Service.


A member of Dartmouth College's Class of 1956, he was his class' 50th-year reunion honorary degree recipient, receiving a Doctor of Laws at the College's 236th Commencement Exercises on June 11, 2006. Barry also received a master's degree from Columbia University in 1962.

He was the United States ambassador to Indonesia from 1992 to 1995; he also served as ambassador to Bulgaria from 1981 to 1984. He was the head of the US delegation to the Stockholm Conference on Disarmament in Europe 1985-1987,the Deputy Director of the Voice of America 1988-1990 and the Coordinator of US Assistance to Eastern Europe 1990-1992. Following retirement he was the Head of Mission for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1998-2001.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Jack Richard Perry
United States Ambassador to Bulgaria
Succeeded by
Melvyn Levitsky
Preceded by
John C. Monjo
United States Ambassador to Indonesia
Succeeded by
J. Stapleton Roy