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Robert Hopkins Miller (September 8, 1927 – September 11, 2017) was a career Foreign Service officer. He was born in Port Angeles, Washington. Educated at Stanford University and Harvard University,[1] he served in Europe, Southeast Asia, and West Africa. His experience in Southeast Asia includes service as First Secretary in the American Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam (1962–65); as Director of the Vietnam Working Group, Department of State (1965–67); as Senior Adviser to the American delegation at the Paris peace talks on Vietnam (1968–71); as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs with responsibility for Southeast Asia (1974–77); and as United States Ambassador to Malaysia (1977–80) and to Côte d'Ivoire (1983–86).[2][3] He is a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy.[4] Miller served as Vice President of the National Defense University from 1986 to 1989. In 1990 he was Diplomat-in-Residence at the George Washington University in Washington, DC.[3]

Robert Hopkins Miller
7th United States Ambassador to Malaysia
In office
May 26, 1977 – March 8, 1980
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byFrancis T. Underhill, Jr.
Succeeded byBarbara M. Watson
9th United States Ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire
In office
November 8, 1983 – August 3, 1986
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byNancy V. Rawls
Succeeded byDennis Kux
Personal details
Born(1927-09-08)September 8, 1927
Port Angeles, Washington
DiedSeptember 11, 2017(2017-09-11) (aged 90)
OccupationForeign Service officer


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  2. ^ "Vietnam and Beyond A Diplomat's Cold War Education". Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b Miller, Robert Hopkins (1990). "The author". The United States and Vietnam, 1787-1941. Washington, DC: National Defense University Press. p. 324. OCLC 90013317. Retrieved June 20, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Member List". American Academy of Diplomacy. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Francis T. Underhill, Jr.
United States Ambassador to Malaysia
Succeeded by
Barbara M. Watson
Preceded by
Nancy V. Rawls
United States Ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire
Succeeded by
Dennis Kux