Robert L. Pugh
|Robert Lee Pugh|
|14th United States Ambassador to Chad|
October 15, 1988 – November 15, 1989
|Preceded by||John Blane|
|Succeeded by||Richard Wayne Bogosian|
|12th United States Ambassador to Mauritania|
September 5, 1985 – July 5, 1988
|Preceded by||Edward Lionel Peck|
|Succeeded by||William H. Twaddell|
27 October 1931|
28 January 2013 (aged 81)|
Bonnie Barnes Pugh|
Thelma Jackson Pugh
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1954–61|
Pugh was born on October 27, 1931, in Clinton, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in 1954. From 1954 to 1961, Pugh served in the United States Marine Corps. He entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1961. He served as an international economist for the Department of State from 1961 to 1963. He also served as a political-military officer in Ankara, Turkey, from 1964 to 1967, and as principal officer of the American consulate in Isfahan, Iran, from 1967 to 1969. From 1969 to 1972, he was a political officer in the Office of Turkish Affairs for the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs in the Department of State. He served as a political-military officer in Athens, Greece, from 1972 to 1976, congressional relations officer at the Department of State from 1976 to 1977, political adviser to CINCUSNAVEUR in London, England, from 1977 to 1979, and as Deputy Director of the Office of Southern European Affairs in the Bureau of European Affairs from 1979 to 1981. Pugh was a personnel placement officer in the Bureau of Personnel from 1981 to 1982. From 1982 to 1984, he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. From 1984 to 1985, he attended the Executive Seminar in National and International Affairs.
On September 5, 1985, Pugh became the United States Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, after having been nominated by President Reagan. He left that post in 1988, and was nominated as U.S. Ambassador to Chad shortly after. He left the ambassadorship in 1989.
- "Office of the Historian - Department History - People - Robert L. Pugh". History.state.gov. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
- "Nomination of Robert L. Pugh To Be United States Ambassador to Chad". utexas.edu. 24 June 1988. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
- United States Department of State: Chiefs of Mission for Chad
- United States Department of State: Chad
- United States Embassy in N'Djamena
| United States Ambassador to Chad
Richard Wayne Bogosian