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Rufus Grant Smith

Rufus Grant Smith, Indian foreign service officer, diplomat. United States Marine Corps Reserve.

Background

  • Smith, Rufus Grant was born on September 8, 1938 in Mineola, New York, United States. Son of Rufus Burr and Jane (Bergen) Smith.

  • Education

    • AB, Princeton University, 1960. Master in International Affairs, Columbia University, 1962.

    Career

    • With American Embassy, Karachi, Pakistan, 1963-1964, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1964-1965. With Office United Nations Political Affairs Department State, 1965-1968. With United States Consulate, Belize City, 1968-1970.

      With Office of India, Nepal & Sri Lanka Affairs Department State, 1970-1972. With American Embassy, New Delhi, India, 1972-1975, deputy chief mission Bangui, Central African Republican, 1976-1978. Deputy director Office N. African Affairs Department State, 1978-1980, deputy director Office United Nations Political Affairs, 1980-1982.

      Political counselor American Embassy, New Delhi, 1982-1984. Director Office Multinat. Force and Observer Affairs Department State, 1984-1985, director Office Regional and Multinat.

      Force and Observer Affairs, Bureau Near East & South Asian Affairs, 1985, country director India, Nepal & Sri Lanka, 1985-1988. Deputy chief mission American Embassy, New Delhi, 1988-1991, deputy assistant secretary Bureau International Narcotics Matters Washington, since 1991.

    Membership

    United States Marine Corps Reserve.

    Connections

    • Married Renny Travers, June 22, 1963. Children: Rufus Justin, Christina Adair.
    • father: Rufus Burr Smith
    • mother: Jane (Bergen) Smith
    • spouse: Renny Travers
    • children: Rufus Justin Smith
    • Christina Adair Smith
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    Born September 8, 1938
    • 1960
      Princeton University
    • 1962
      Columbia University
    • 1963 - 1964
      With American Embassy
      Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
    • 1964 - 1965
      With American Embassy
      Kathmandu, Nepal
    • 1965 - 1968
      with Office United Nations Political Affairs Department State
    • 1968 - 1970
      with United States Consulate
      Belize City, Belize, Belize
    • 1970 - 1972
      with Office of India
    • 1972 - 1975
      with American Embassy
      New Delhi, Delhi, India, India
    • 1976 - 1978
      with American Embassy
    • 1982 - 1984
      political counsel, or American Embassy
      New Delhi, Delhi, India, India
    • 1985
      director, Office Multinat. Force and Observer Affairs Department State
    • 1988 - 1991
      deputy chief mission American Embassy
      New Delhi, Delhi, India, India
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