Roger Kirk (diplomat)

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Roger Kirk
Born (1930-11-02) November 2, 1930 (age 86)
Newport, Rhode Island
Nationality American
Alma mater Princeton University
Occupation Diplomat

Roger Kirk (born November 2, 1930 in Newport, Rhode Island[1]) is a career diplomat and former United States Ambassador to Somalia[2] (1973–75) and Romania[2] (1985–1989).

He received a BA from Princeton University in 1952 and served in the US Air Force from 1952 to 1955.[1] From 1973 until 1975 he was the US Ambassador to Somalia.[3] In 1978 he was nominated to be the Deputy Representative of the US to the International Atomic Energy Agency,[1] in which capacity he served from 1978 until 1983.[3] From 1985 until 1989 he was the US Ambassador to Romania.[3]

He is a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Carter, Jimmy Earl. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Jimmy Carter, 1978, Book 1: January 1 to June 30, 1978. National Archives and Records Service, Office of the Federal Register. p. 317. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Congressional Record - Proceedings and Debates of the 109th Congress First Session. 151 part 8. Government Printing Office. 2005. p. 11471. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Hopkins Miller, Robert (1992). Inside an embassy: the political role of diplomats abroad. Congressional Quarterly. p. 140. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Members". American Academy of Diplomacy. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Matthew J. Looram, Jr.
U.S. Ambassador to Somalia
1973 – 1975
Succeeded by
John L. Loughran
Preceded by
David B. Funderburk
U.S. Ambassador to Romania
1985 – 1989
Succeeded by
Alan Green, Jr.