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Diana Mary Prior-Palmer de Marco, American writer. Recipient citation of merit American Scenic and History Preservation Society, New York, 1965.


Marco, Diana Mary Prior-Palmer de was born on April 1, 1929 in Loxwood, Sussex, England. Naturalized American citizen, 1965. Daughter of Otho Prior-Palmer and Barbara Mary Frankland.


Student, University Paris, La Sorbonne, 1953. Studied the gypsies, under Musee de l'Homme, Paris, 1955. Student, Dante Alighieri Institute Italian, Studies, Rome and Florence, 1956.

Student, Aspen Institute Humanistic Studies, Colorado, 1959. Student, Johns Hopkins School Advanced, International Studies, 1964.


Editorial assistant, photo editor and writer Office of Information, The Marshall Plan, Paris, 1950-1954. Bilingual assistant in conference division North Atlantic Treaty Organization Headquarters, 1955. Publicity director European office Ampex Corporation, London, 1956-1957.

With Export Promotion Department Ampex Headquarters, Redwood City, California, 1957-1958. Freelance assignment Secretary of State George Ball/European Coal and Steel Community, 1959. Press attache Royal Cambodian Embassy, Washington, and Cambodian Mission to United Nations, New York City, 1960—1964.

United States national coordinator United Nations Educational International Campaign for Monuments, 1965. Director public relations National Council on the Arts/The White House, Washington, 1965-1967. Director of government liaison National Endowment for the Arts/The White House.

Numerous positions with National Endowment for the Arts. Worldwide travel on humanitarian assignments including programme officer for Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations)/United Nations's Freedom from Hunger Campaign, 1970—1979. Special projects officer Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations)/United Nations Headquarters, Rome, 1980—1990.

Administrator Ampere-hour Boerma award. Lecturer in field.


  • Other Work

    • Designer, editor: Fighting Hunger & Newslink magazines. Contributor articles to professional journals. Freelance writer/researcher: (NBC/Tv's weekly documentary program) David Brinkley's Journal, others.


Volunteer Stay in School Fund, 1963-1964, For Love of Children, Project Hope, Washington, Caritas Earthquake Emergency Center, Nocera Umbra, Italy, 1997-1998, Albania/Kosovo, 1999, others. Founder, organizer St. Kitts Prisoner's Defense Fund, London, 1967, London Barristers, International Commission Jurists. Member Amnesty International, London.

Member Society for International Development (former vice president).


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, sailing, gardening, languages.


Married Bruno Rinaldo de Marco.

Otho Prior-Palmer

Barbara Mary Frankland

Bruno Rinaldo de Marco.