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Marion Virgil Creekmore,, American diplomat. Recipient Superior Honor award Department State, 1977, 81, Distinguished Honor award Department State, 1988; President's Meritorious Honor award, 1985, 89.


Creekmore,, Marion Virgil was born on January 8, 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of Marion Virgil and Grace (Blalock) Creekmore.


Bachelor of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1961;Master of Arts, Tulane University, 1963;Doctor of Philosophy, Tulane University, 1968.


With Department State, 1965-1977, 79–. Officer in charge producer countries Office Fuels and Energy, 1975-1977. Director office development finance Department State, 1977.

Deputy assistant secretary of state International Organizations Bureau, 1979-1981. Deputy chief of mission United States Embassy, New Delhi, 1981-1984. Senior research fellow National Defense University, 1984-1985.

Deputy director policy planning staff, 1985. Deputy assistant secretary of state for Near East and South Asia, 1985-1988. Deputy Afghan coordinator, since 1988.

Ambassador to Sri Lanka Colombo, since 1990. Director Office International Energy Policy, Department Energy, Washington, 1978-1979. Assistant professor history Memphis State University, 1968-1970.

Diplomat-in-residence George Washington University, spring 1988.


Married Linda Rae Burlingame, June 6, 1961. Children: Mary Catherine, Debra Lynn.

Marion Virgil Creekmore,

Grace (Blalock) Creekmore,

Linda Rae Burlingame

Mary Catherine Creekmore,

Debra Lynn Creekmore,