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Richard H. Melton

AKA Richard Huntington Melton

Born: 8-Aug-1935
Birthplace: Rockville, MD

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Brazil, 1989-93

Military service: US Army (1958-61)

Entered the Foreign Service in 1971.

Wife: (three children)

    University: BA, Cornell University (1958)
    University: MA, University of Wisconsin (1971)
    University: National War College (1978-79)

    US Ambassador to Brazil (1989-93)
    US State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs (1988-89)
    US Ambassador to Nicaragua (1988 for two months, departure requested by Nicaraguan govt.)
    US State Department Director, Office of Central American and Panamanian Affairs (1985-88)
    US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Montevideo, Uruguay (1982-85)
    US State Department Political Officer, London, England (1979-82)
    US State Department Political Officer, Lisbon, Portugal (1975-78)
    US State Department Special Assistant, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs (1973-75)
    US State Department International Relations Officer, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs (1971-72)

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