William Caldwell Harrop
During a diplomatic career of 39 years as a Foreign Service Officer, Bill Harrop served as United States Ambassador to Guinea, Kenya, Seychelles, Zaire and Israel. He was Inspector General of the State Department and Foreign Service, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, a member of the State Department's Policy Planning and Coordination Staff, and Deputy Chief of Mission to Australia. He served also in Italy and Belgium.
He was elected Chairman of the American Foreign Service Association, and holds the State Department Distinguished Honor Award and the Presidential Distinguished Service Award. He retired from government service in May, 1993.
He was born February 19, 1929, in Baltimore. He holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard (AB 1950) and did graduate work at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.
He is now associated with a private foundation, as well
as lecturing and writing on foreign policy and diplomacy. A member of
the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs, he is a director of Population
Services International, the American Academy of Diplomacy, the Association
for Diplomatic Studies and Training, the Senior Living Foundation of
the American Foreign Service, and American Diplomacy, an
internet quarterly. He speaks French and Italian. He and his wife of
45 years, the former Ann Delavan, have four sons and six grandchildren.
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