Stephen Low (diplomat)
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Stephen Low (December 2, 1927,Cincinnati – November 15, 2010) was an American diplomat.[1] He was a graduate of Yale University and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.He was a United States Ambassador to Zambia (1976–1979) and Nigeria (1979–1981) as well as Director of the Foreign Service Institute.[2]
Diplomatic career
Stephen Low was a Foreign Service officer.
He was a senior member of the National Security Council Staff from 1974 to 1976.[3]
He was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Zambia on August 5, 1976. He presented his credentials on August 31, 1976 and left the post on July 5, 1979.[2] While serving in Lusaka he played a key role in the negotiations seeking a solution to the conflict in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), working along with British diplomat Johnny Graham as the U.S. member of the Anglo-American Consultative Team for Rhodesia. Low's solid work in Zambia was an important component of the U.S. contribution to the international efforts to facilitate a settlement for Rhodedia, helping to bring about the Lancaster House Agreement in December 1979 which led to the formation of independent Zimbabwe.[4]
He was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Nigeria on September 20, 1979. He presented his credentials on November 29, 1979 and left the post on July 4, 1981.[2]
He was appointed Director of the Foreign Service Institute on May 4, 1982. His appointment was terminated on April 3, 1987.[2]
  1. ^ "Stephen Low, Foreign Service officer". Washington Post. 20 November 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d United States. U.S. Department of State. Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Historian. Stephen Low. Department History. Web. 7 Nov. 2010. <​http://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/low-stephen​>.
  3. ^ Amicus Brief of Former Diplomats Diego Asencio, Et Al. Nos. 03-334; 03-343. Supreme Court of the United States. [1] Archived November 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Andy DeRoche, Kenneth Kaunda, the United States and Southern Africa (London: Bloomsbury, 2016), pp. 120-121 and 143-144.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Jean M. Wilkowski
United States Ambassador to Zambia
Succeeded by
Frank G. Wisner
Preceded by
Donald B. Easum
United States Ambassador to Nigeria
Succeeded by
Thomas R. Pickering

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