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Rufus Grant Smith

diplomat , foreign service officer

Rufus Grant Smith, Indian foreign service officer, diplomat. United States Marine Corps Reserve.


Smith, Rufus Grant was born on September 8, 1938 in Mineola, New York, United States. Son of Rufus Burr and Jane (Bergen) Smith.


AB, Princeton University, 1960. Master in International Affairs, Columbia University, 1962.


With American Embassy, Karachi, Pakistan, 1963-1964, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1964-1965. With Office United Nations Political Affairs Department State, 1965-1968. With United States Consulate, Belize City, 1968-1970.

With Office of India, Nepal & Sri Lanka Affairs Department State, 1970-1972. With American Embassy, New Delhi, India, 1972-1975, deputy chief mission Bangui, Central African Republican, 1976-1978. Deputy director Office N. African Affairs Department State, 1978-1980, deputy director Office United Nations Political Affairs, 1980-1982.

Political counselor American Embassy, New Delhi, 1982-1984. Director Office Multinat. Force and Observer Affairs Department State, 1984-1985, director Office Regional and Multinat.

Force and Observer Affairs, Bureau Near East & South Asian Affairs, 1985, country director India, Nepal & Sri Lanka, 1985-1988. Deputy chief mission American Embassy, New Delhi, 1988-1991, deputy assistant secretary Bureau International Narcotics Matters Washington, since 1991.


United States Marine Corps Reserve.


Married Renny Travers, June 22, 1963. Children: Rufus Justin, Christina Adair.

Rufus Burr Smith

Jane (Bergen) Smith

Renny Travers

Rufus Justin Smith

Christina Adair Smith