Robert Orris Blake
(born April 7, 1921) was born in Los Angeles
to Frank Orris and Marjorie Edwards. Blake is a retired United States Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. During his 30-year career in United States Foreign service, Blake served as ambassador to Mali
from December 10, 1970 until May 20, 1973 as a member of the Nixon administration
, serving under U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
. From August 1968 until December 1970, Blake Deputy Chief of Mission, Paris. Prior to Paris Blake served in Managua, Nicaragua
, Moscow, Russia
, Tokyo, Japan
, Tunis, Tunisia
, and as Deputy Chief of Mission in Kinshasa. He was also the Officer in Charge of U.S.S.R. Affairs, and Advisor on Political and Security Affairs, United States Mission to the United Nations
, and United States Representative to the Joint Commission on the Environment.
Blake received a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University 1943 and a Master of Arts in 1947 from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. From 1943 to 1946, Blake was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II
."Blake, Robert Orris," Who's Who in Government
, Marquis Who's Who, LLC, Biographical Research Bureau, 1977
As of 2011, Blake is the Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute
, where he is the Chairman of the Committee on Agricultural Sustainability. He is a member of the......