William C. Harrop

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William C. Harrop "served as a professional diplomat for thirty-nine years, including posts as U.S. Ambassador to Guinea , Kenya , Zaire , and Israel . He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Africa and Inspector General of the State Department and the Foreign Service." [1]

In 1983 the President "announced his intention to nominate William C. Harrop to be Inspector General of the Department of State and the Foreign Service. He would succeed Robert L. Brown.

"Since 1980 he has been serving as Ambassador to Kenya. Previously Ambassador Harrop served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs at the Department of State in 1977 - 1980; Ambassador to Guinea in 1975 - 1977; Deputy Chief of Mission, Canberra, in 1973 - 1975; and at the Department of State as international relations officer, policy planning (1971 - 1973), and Office Director, African Research, Bureau of Intelligence and Research (1969 - 1971). His other assignments included Lumbumbashi and Brussels.

"Ambassador Harrop graduated from Harvard University (A.B., 1950). He is married and has one child. He was born February 19, 1929, in Baltimore, Md.“ [2]

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  1. AFSA Presidents (1960-current), American Foreign Service Association, accessed July 19, 2010.