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Francis Vincent Ortiz, was American ambassador. With United States Army Air Force, 1944-1946. Member American Foreign Service Association, Sigma Chi.


Ortiz,, Francis Vincent was born on March 14, 1926 in Santa Fe. Son of Francis Vincent and Margaret Mary (Delgado) Ortiz.


Bachelor of Science, Georgetown University, 1950. Postgraduate, Georgetown University, 1953. Postgraduate, University Madrid, Spain, 1950.

Postgraduate, American University Beirut, Lebanon, 1952. Master of Science, George Washington University, 1967. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University New Mexico, 1986.


Joined, United States Foreign Service, 1951;assistant officer charge Egyptian affairs, State Department, 1951-1953;3d secretary embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1953-1955;2d secretary, American embassy, Mexico City, 1955-1957;special assistant to operations coordinator, Office Undersec. State, 1957-1960;staff assistant to assistant secretary interamerican affairs, Office Undersec. State, 1960-1961;special assistant, American ambassador to Mexico, 1961-1963;officer charge Spanish affairs, State Department, 1963-1966;assigned, National War College, 1966;chief political section, American embassy, Lima, Peru, 1967-1970;deputy chief of mission, American embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay, 1970-1972;charge' d'affairs, American embassy, 1973;country director for Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, 1973-1975;deputy executive secretary, Department State, 1975-1977;ambassador to Barbados and Grenada, special representative to, Antigua, Dominica, St. Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla, St. Lucia & St. Vi, 1977-1979;United States ambassador to, Guatemala, 1979-1980;special advisor for political affairs, United States Southern Command, Panama, 1980-1981;United States ambassador to Peru, 1981-1983;to Argentina, 1983-1986;diplomat-in-residence, U. New Mexico, Santa Fe, 1986-1988;special assistant to under secretary of state for management, 1988-1990;retired, 1990.


With United States Army Air Force, 1944-1946. Member American Foreign Service Association, Sigma Chi.


Married Dolores Duke, May 2, 1953. Children: Christina, Francis, Stephen, James.

Francis Vincent Ortiz,

Margaret Mary (Delgado) Ortiz,

Dolores Duke

Christina Ortiz,

Francis Ortiz,

Stephen Ortiz,

James Ortiz,