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Richard Lewis Baltimore III
Ambassador, Oman
Term of Appointment: 10/16/2002 to 03/05/2006

On October 16, 2002, Richard L. Baltimore III was sworn in as the United States Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman. During the previous 3 years, Ambassador Baltimore was the U.S. Consul General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Other overseas assignments include serving as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica from 1996-99 and holding the same position in Budapest, Hungary from 1990-94. His prior tours as a political officer include Hungary, Egypt, South Africa, Portugal plus a special assignment to Zambia during the civil war in Rhodesia.

In Washington, from 1995-96 Ambassador Baltimore was Class President of the 38th Senior Seminar–the executive branch’s most prestigious training program for Federal employees in international and national security affairs. From 1994-95, he served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs Richard C. Holbrooke with a primary focus on mobilizing private sector support for the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Also within the Department of State, he was the Deputy and later Director of the Regional Affairs Office in the Near Eastern and South Asian Bureau. Prior to that, he was a Special Assistant for Secretaries of State Cyrus Vance, Edmund Muskie and Al Haig.

Ambassador Baltimore is a native New Yorker with a degree in International Affairs from George Washington University and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. His outside interests include rafting, hiking, archeology, scuba diving and airborne sports. He speaks French, Hungarian, Spanish, and Portuguese.



Released on March 23, 2006

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