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Darryl Norman Johnson, American former ambassador.


Johnson, Darryl Norman was born in 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


Bachelor cum laude in English literature, University Washington, 1960. Graduate work in English literature, University Minnesota, 1961. Graduate work in English literature, Princeton University, 1962.


With Boeing Company, Seattle, 1962. Volunteer Peace Corps, Thailand, 1963—1965. United States Foreign Service Officer, 1965—2005.

ConGen Mumbai, 1966—1967. Chinese language training, 1968—1969. ConGen Hong Kong, 1969—1973.

Russian language training, 1973—1974. United States Embassy Moscow, 1974—1977. Department of State, Officer-in-Charge Yugoslav Affairs, 1977—1979.

Officer-in-Charge Provider Reimbursement Consultants affairs, 1979—1981. Pearson Fellow Office Sen. Clairborne Pell, 1981—1982.

Special assistant Under Secretary Pol. affairs, 1982—1984. Counselor for policy affairs United States Embassy Beijing, 1984—1987. Deputy Chief of Mission United States Embassy Warsaw, 1988—1991.

United States Ambassador to Lithuania, 1991—1994. Deputy Coordinator for assistant to former Soviet Union, 1994—1996. Director American Institute in Taiwan, 1996—1999.

Policy advisory to Chief of Naval Operations, 1999—2000. Deputy Assistant Secretary State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 2000—2001. United States Ambassador to Thailand, 2001—2004.

United States Charge d'Affairs Philippines, 2005. Auxiliary professor international studies University of Washington, Seattle, since 2005.


Married Kathleen Dessa Forance. 3 children.

Kathleen Dessa Forance