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Thomas J. Dodd, Jr. is the former United States Ambassador to Uruguay and to Costa Rica .


Dodd, Thomas J. was born on March 29, 1935 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


Student, Georgetown University, 1957. Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, University Barcelona, Spain. Student, University Santander, Spain.

Student, University Iberoamericana, Mexico. Student, Johns Hopkins University, 1959. Master of Arts, George Washington University, 1961.

Doctor of Philosophy in History, George Washington University, 1966.


Assistant professor of history school foreign service, graduate school, Georgetown University, Washington, 1966-1974;associate professor, Georgetown University, Washington, 1974-1993;director Latin American studies program graduate school, Georgetown University, Washington, 1966-1973;associate faculty center strategic and international studies, Georgetown University, Washington, 1981;ambassador to Republic of Uruguay, since 1993. Faculty adviser The Control American Institute Labor Studies Agency for International Development, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama, 1969. Consultant policy and coordination staff office of secretary Department State, 1970-1972.

Lecturer Inter-American Defense College, Defense Intelligence College, National Defense U., Foreign Svc. Institute, Department State,1971-1986. Member Latin American discussion group The Brookings Institution, Washington, 1973.

Commentator The Panama Canal Treaties Debate Public Affairs Radio, 1974-1978. President Inter-American Council of the United States, 1976-1977, 85. Chairman advanced seminar Control American and Spanish Caribbean Foreign Svc.

Institute, Washington, 1981-1986. Member of faculty advisory board institute study diplomacy school foreign service Georgetown University, 1982-1993. Lecturer Smithsonian Institution, Washington,1982, 85.

Lecturer business county international understanding American U., Spain, Mexico, Control American, 1984-1993. Visiting professor Defense Intelligence College, School Strategic Intelligence, Washington, 1984-1993. Member Europe academic review panel Academy Ednl.

Development, United States Information Agency, 1986. Member examining board Latin American scholarship program American Universities, 1987. Member examining board Candidates for Fulbright Awards, Republic of Honduras, 1987.



Active Trinity Players Theater Group, La Commission Nacional del Centenario del Descrubrimiento de American Captain United States Army, 1958-1961. Member American History Association, Latin American Studies Association, Mid-Atlantic Association Latin American Studies, Conference Latin American History, Center Inter-American Relations, New York City Caribbean Studies Association, World Affairs Council, Washington Area Modern Latin American Historians Forum, Council Ambassadors, Pi Gamma Mu, Delta Phi Epsilon.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: squash, tennis, hiking, reading biographies.


3 children.