Robert McBride

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McBride (left) with Congolese President Joseph-Désiré Mobutu and Foreign Minister Justin Marie Bomboko shortly after presenting his credentials as Ambassador to the Congo, 1967
BornMay 25, 1918
Aberdeen, Scotland
DiedDecember 26, 1983 (Age 65)
Alma materPrinceton University

Robert Henry McBride was an American diplomat.[1] He was United States Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1967 to 1969 and as United States Ambassador to Mexico from 1969 to 1974.[1][2][3][4]

Early life

Robert Henry McBride was born in Aberdeen, Scotland to American parents, and attended schools in Spain and France. As a result, he spoke French and Spanish fluently.[1] He graduated from Princeton University in 1940.[1]


He joined the United States Foreign Service in 1941, and worked in embassies in Havana, Algiers, Naples, Port-au-Prince, Rabat, Paris and Madrid.[1] He was Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1967 to 1969, and to Mexico from 1969 to 1974.[1]

In 1974, he became a diplomat-in-residence at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.[1] He sat on the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Council for Immigration and Development.[1]

Personal life

He was married to Jacqueline McBride, and they had three children.[1]

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