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Robert Orris Blake was born on April 7, 1921, in Los Angeles, California and died on December 28, 2015.
Hw was an American diplomat.
His parents were Frank Orris and Marjorie Edwards.
He’s beast known to be a United States Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
Over his 30 year career period, he has served as ambassador to Mali from December 10, 1970, until May 20, 1973, as a member of the Nixon administration, serving under U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
Robert Deputy Chief of Mission, Paris, From August 1968 until December 1970.
Mr Robert blake as served in Managua, Nicaragua, Moscow, Russia, Tokyo, Japan, Tunis, Tunisia, and as Deputy Chief of Mission in Kinshasa.
Blake was also the Officer in Charge of U.S.S.R. Affairs, and Advisor on Political and Security Affairs, United States Mission to the United Nations, and the United States Representative to the Joint Commission on Environment.
Mr. Blake gained a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University 1943 and a Master of Arts in 1947 from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II, from 1943 to 1946.
Mr. Robert Blake was the Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute, where he served as the Chairman of the Committee on Agricultural Sustainability.
He was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, National Advisory Board of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust.
Robert was married to Sylvia Whitehouse on July 28, 1956.
They had 2 daughters and two sons, including Robert O. Blake, Jr. who is also a career diplomat.
Robert O. Blake passed away at 95 yrs old on December 28, 2015, due to prostate cancer.