Robert Henry McBride (May 25, 1918 – December 26, 1983) was an American diplomat. He served as United States Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1967 to 1969 and as United States Ambassador to Mexico from 1969 to 1974.
Robert Henry McBride was born in England to American parents, and attended schools in Spain and France. As a result, he spoke French and Spanish fluently. He graduated from Princeton University in 1940.
He joined the United States Foreign Service in 1941, and served in embassies in Havana, Algiers, Naples, Port-au-Prince, Rabat, Paris and Madrid. He served as Ambassador to the Belgian Congo from 1969 to 1969, and to Mexico from 1969 to 1974.
In 1974, he became a diplomat-in-residence at the University of Virginia in Charlotteville, Virginia. He sat on the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Council for Immigration and Development.
He was married to Jacqueline McBride, and they had three children.
- Mexico and the United States (editor; Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1981)
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| United States Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Sheldon B. Vance
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