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Roy Alvin Harrell,, American diplomat. Certified University Mexico, 1955. International Students Association grantee, 1960.


Harrell,, Roy Alvin was born on January 9, 1936 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Son of Roy Alvin and Lucile Immogene (Ingham) Harrell.


Bachelor, University Texas, 1957. Master of Arts, Duke University, 1958. Master in International Service, American University, 1959.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Southern Africa, 1965. Juris Doctor, Washington University, 1970.


Assistant economic officer Department State, Conakry, 1960—1962, Washington, 1962—1975, program officer, 1985—1987. Deputy economic officer United States Embassy, Niamey, 1975—1980, Accra, 1980—1983, project manager Abidjan, 1982—1983. Chief Food Policy Division Department State, Washington, 1983—1986.

Retired, United States foreign service, 1986. Vice president Americans Development Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia, 1987—1988. Supervisor Penn Corps.

Finance Association, Santa Monica, California, Bethesda, Maryland, since 1988. With Thurston and Barnett Research Associates International, McLean, Virginia, since 1989. Served to Private first class United States Army, 1954-1957.


  • Certified University Mexico, 1955.


Scouter National Capitol Area Boy Scouts America, Bethesda, 1975. Member of Southern Political Science Association, African Studies Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, American Foreign Service Protective Association (trustee, vice president 1975-1976), American Foreign Service Association (life. Constituency representative 1973-1975, trustee since 1972, counselor 1973-1975), American Political Science Association (life), Foreign Service Club (Washington) (vice president 1973-1975), Order of Arrow Lodge (regional representative since 1985), Masons Lodge, Rotary Lodge.


  • Other Interests

    Photography, music, crafts, hunting, fishing.


Married Charlotte Elizabeth Purcell, February 11, 1967. 1 child, Elizabeth.

Roy Alvin Harrell

Lucile Immogene (Ingham) Harrell

Charlotte Elizabeth Purcell

Elizabeth Harrell,