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Comment On: Edmund DeJarnette

June 2015

Dear Editor, I have just learned that our former colleague Edmund DeJarnette has died. Here is the obituary which appeared last month in the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Ed DeJarnette was one of the most accomplished Africanists in the Foreign Service, … Read more

IN MEMORIAM Theodore Stark Wilkinson

February 2015

August 27, 1934 – January 25, 2015 The first thing you noticed about Ted Wilkinson was his size. I expect everyone in this church will agree that ted was a big man. But most of you did not have to … Read more

IN MEMORIAM Victor B. Olason

January 2015

June 5, 1930 – November 27, 2014                  Over thirty years of foreign service assignments one tour has always been a special font of fondest career memories. During the collapse of the Soviet Union I was fortunate to be Vic Olason’s … Read more

IN MEMORIAM Walter Roberts

September 2014

IN MEMORIAM Walter Roberts 1916-2014 Of the various gems of “American Diplomacy” lore passed on to me from my predecessor, Bill Kiehl, the most treasured has been Bill’s tradition of meeting regularly with Walter for coffee and discussion at his … Read more

IN MEMORIAM William Norris Dale

March 2014

IN MEMORIAM William Norris Dale February 7, 1919 – February 24, 2014 I became aware of American Diplomacy in 2000 when I was assigned to UNC Chapel Hill as the State Department Diplomat-in-Residence. I was introduced by one of he … Read more


March 2013

Mark Palmer, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary from 1986-1990 during that country’s transition from Communism to democracy, died in Washington DC on January 28, 2013, after a long struggle with cancer. He was 71 years old.

Obituary: Richard C. Schoonover

March 2008

Richard Charles Schoonover, 70, died in Chapel Hill on March 12, 2008, after losing his battle to cancer. He is survived by his wife of forty years, Brenda Brown Schoonover, his son Peter Schoonover, daughter Elizabeth Wrightson and grandson Thomas … Read more

In Memoriam: Dick Schoonover

March 2008

  The Associate Editor of this journal and our dear friend and colleague, Dick Schoonover, died on March 12 after a fierce fight with cancer. Six months ago he was playing golf with his neighbors and enjoying his retirement in … Read more

A Passing Tribute

October 2005

This observer noted with more than a little sadness the death this past July 7th in Virginia of retired ambassador Davis Eugene Boster, a colleague on a Foreign Service tour years long gone by. I did not have the privilege … Read more