Bismarck Myrick

Bismarck Myrick

Bismarck Myrick  American Diplomat

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First Name Bismarck
Last Name Myrick
Birthday 30th November, 1939
Birthplace Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Diplomat

Bismarck Myrick (born December 23, 1940) is a former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia (1999–2002) and Lesotho (1995–1998).
He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and a decorated Vietnam War hero. He represented the U.S. at the swearing in of South Africa's first democratic parliament, led by Nelson Mandela. The Kingdom of Lesotho conferred on him the Kingdom's highest honor to a non-citizen. Liberia's major newspapers and civil society organizations named him "Diplomat of the Year" or "Man of the Year" for three consecutive years. The City Council appointed him Goodwill Ambassador for Goree Island, Senegal in 2008. He was Political Officer in Liberia during the government of Samuel Doe. He completed study projects in southern and western Africa every other year:2006-2012. He graduated from the University of Tampa with honors and earned an M.A. degree from Syracuse University.
Spelman College awarded him a Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Myrick is co-author of Three Aspects of Crisis in Colonial Kenya ; author of "The United States and Liberia" in The African Experience: Past, Present, and Future and author of scores of official documents.
Portsmouth, VA named two streets in his honor in 2001 and selected him as a 2006 "Portsmouth Notable" – the city's highest honor. He is featured in the March, 2013 edition of "The Citizen of Chesapeake" Newspaper. Active in community service, he is on a number of boards, such as the World Affairs Council.

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