Robert B. Oakley

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Robert B. Oakley
Robert Oakley in Somalia.JPEG
Robert Oakley in Somalia in 1993
19th U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan
In office
18 August 1988 – 29 August 1991
PresidentRonald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Preceded byArnold Lewis Raphel
Succeeded byNicholas Platt
U.S. Ambassador to Somalia
In office
30 September 1982 – 12 August 1984
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byDonald K. Petterson
Succeeded byPeter Bridges
U.S. Ambassador to Zaire
In office
06 November 1979 – 22 August 1982
PresidentJimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
Preceded byWalter L. Cutler
Succeeded byPeter Dalton Constable
Personal details
Born
Robert Bigger Oakley

(1931-03-12)March 12, 1931
Dallas, Texas, United States
DiedDecember 10, 2014(2014-12-10) (aged 83)
McLean, Virginia, United States
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Phyllis E. Oakley (m. 1958–2014)
(his death)
Alma materSouth Kent School

Robert Bigger Oakley (March 12, 1931 – December 10, 2014) is an American diplomat. He was a Foreign Service Officer. He was United States Ambassador to Zaire, Somalia, and Pakistan. In the early 1990s, he was a special envoy during the American involvement in Somalia under the Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George Bush presidencies.

Oakley died in McLean, Virginia from complications from Parkinson's disease, aged 83.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Robert Oakley, diplomatic troubleshooter, dies at 83". Washington Post.com. Retrieved December 11, 2014.

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