Edward J. Perkins

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Edward J. Perkins
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United States Ambassador to Australia
In office
November 24, 1993 – July 19, 1996
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byMel Sembler
Succeeded byGenta H. Holmes
19th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
May 12, 1992 – January 27, 1993
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Preceded byThomas R. Pickering
Succeeded byMadeleine Albright
Director General of the Foreign Service
In office
September 22, 1989 – May 7, 1992
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byGeorge S. Vest
Succeeded byGenta H. Holmes
United States Ambassador to South Africa
In office
November 27, 1986 – May 22, 1989
PresidentRonald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Preceded byHerman W. Nickel
Succeeded byWilliam L. Swing
United States Ambassador to Liberia
In office
August 28, 1985 – October 22, 1986
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byWilliam L. Swing
Succeeded byJames Bishop
Personal details
Born
Edward Joseph Perkins

(1928-06-08)June 8, 1928
Sterlington, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedNovember 7, 2020(2020-11-07) (aged 92)
Washington D.C., U.S.
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Lucy Chen-mei Liu
ChildrenKatherine Perkins, Sarah Perkins
EducationUniversity of Maryland, University College (BA)
University of Southern California (MPA, DPA)

Edward Joseph Perkins (June 8, 1928 – November 7, 2020) was an American diplomat. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, South Africa, and the United Nations 1992-1993.[1] He was later Director of the US State Department's Diplomatic Corps.

Perkins died on November 7, 2020 at a hospital in Washington, D.C. from a stroke at the age of 92.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Edward J. Perkins". The American Academy of Diplomacy. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved October 9, 2009.
  2. Statement on the Passing of Ambassador Edward Perkins