Richard L. Baltimore III

Profile Updated: December 2, 2023
Residing In: Al Azaiba Oman
Spouse/Partner: Eszter
Occupation: Former US Ambassador to Oman
Children: Krisztina, born 1995, Josephine, born 1997 Natalie, born 2000 and Vanessa, born 2007
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Following graduation from George Washington University and Harvard Law School, I entered the Foreign Service of the Department of State to begin a diplomatic career.

My overseas postings, primarily as a political officer, included Portugal, South Africa, Zambia, Egypt, Hungary (twice - before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall), Costa Rica, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. Among many assignments back home in Washington, I spent two years serving as a Special Assistant to Secretaries of State Cyrus Vance, Edmund Muskie, and Al Haig. I also served as a senior political adviser to Ambassador Dick Holbrooke in Washington to garner support for inter-communal institutions in Bosnia-Herzegovina and was voted President of my Senior Seminar class, the most advanced executive-level training course at the time.

In October of 2002, Secretary of State Colin Powell swore me in as the U.S. Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman.

Following the completion of my tour in Muscat, I established a Rule of Law Office within the U.S. Embassy in Kabul before returning to Oman as a private citizen.

In 2008, I helped launch the newly established SASLO Legal Training Center in Muscat as its first Principal while also serving in senior positions in the Said al Shahry Law Office.

As of June, 2011, I took on the role of an adviser to the Board of Directors of a state-sponsored agency that plans, develops, and invests in tourist-related infrastructure projects in Oman.

Just before taking up the new position I hiked the Hadrian Wall path that was built by the Romans to demarcate what they considered the northern end of civilization. Starting in Newcastle in the east, the trail runs across all of England to Bowness on Solway on the eastern coast, more than 95 miles in total.

My wife, Eszter, teaches at the Sultan Qaboos University. Our oldest daughter is working on her Doctorate at SUNY/Buffalo, second oldest graduated from Princeton and is working for a financial firm in Budapest, third is a senior at UCLA and fourth will begin high school in Muscat next year.

My father, the late Judge Richard Baltimore spend the last eight years of his life with us overseas before passing away just short of his 99th birthday.

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Jul 22, 2024 at 4:14 PM

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Last month at the end of June, I returned to Ukraine with some Hungarian and Ukrainian friends to distribute an additional four tons of humanitarian supplies. We drove a total of over 2700 miles from Budapest to a destroyed town within 2km of the front. The apartment building in the photo was still smoldering from a drone bombing the previous day. A highlight was playing with children in an orphanage in the western part of the country that President Zelensky’s wife helped establish.

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Jun 10, 2024 at 10:44 AM

Happy Birthday Dave, Hope we can get together again next time I am in Los Angeles. We are long overdue. Rick

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Before celebrating 2023 Thanksgiving with a daughter in Budapest, I spent a week engaged in humanitarian work in the Ukraine, from Munkachevo in the west to Siversk in the east, a few miles from the front. (Siversk, once a town of 11,000 is now inhabited by around 200 townspeople who refused to evacuate when their town was obliterated by rockets and now rely on NGOs for support.) We distributed more than five tons of supplies throughout the country, including heaters for a center for handicapped children.

Following graduation from George Washington University and Harvard Law School, I entered the Foreign Service of the Department of State to begin a diplomatic career that included Portugal, South Africa, Zambia, Egypt, Hungary , Costa Rica, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. In DC, I was as a Special Assistant to Secretaries of State Cyrus Vance, Edmund Muskie, and Al Haig and later served as a senior political adviser to Ambassador Dick Holbrooke focussing on Bosnia-Herzegovina.

In October of 2002, Secretary of State Colin Powell swore me in as the U.S. Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman. Following the completion of my tour in Muscat, I established a Rule of Law Office within the U.S. Embassy in Kabul before returning to Oman as a private citizen.

My wife, Eszter, teaches at the Sultan Qaboos University. Our oldest daughter received her Doctorate at SUNY/Buffalo and now works at the Boston Medical Center, our second oldest graduated from Princeton and is working for a financial firm in Budapest, our third graduated from UCLA, got a Masters in Nonprofit leadership from Columbia and is working for Doctors Without Borders in NY.
Our youngest is in high school in Muscat.

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Mar 05, 2023 at 1:36 AM

Don, Happy Birthday from Oman. Thank you for everything you’ve done for the class.
Richard

Apr 17, 2023 at 3:15 PM

Posted on: Jan 01, 2023 at 11:34 AM

Happy Birthday Richard. You always made me laugh in homeroom. ??

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Nov 14, 2022 at 12:30 PM

Hey Bernie, Hope you and your loved ones have a great time today, and every day. Warmest regards from the eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Rick

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Natalie, our third oldest daughter of four, graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in June and will start on a Masters at Columbia in the fall. To the right of me are Vanessza (who will start high school in August) Josephine (Princeton 19, working in Budapest), my wife Eszter, Natalie, and Krisztina (working on her doctorate in Buffalo)

Jun 10, 2022 at 5:58 PM

Many happy returns of the day Dave. Hope your medical practice continues to flourish.
Rick

Mar 24, 2022 at 11:35 PM

Happy Birthday Carol. I know I’ve said this before but your photo always reminds me of your lovely and gracious mother, who I remember so well. Take care. Ricky

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Belated birthday wishes Kip. Still taking riding trips in Maine?
Cheers, Rick

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Happy Birthday ??

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Nov 16, 2021 at 11:11 AM

Belated birthday greetings from afar. Hope it was a good one.

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Posted on: Mar 24, 2021 at 4:54 PM

Happy Birthday from Oman Carol. Let’s hope that this day and year will be the best ever
Cheers, Ricky

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