Richard L. Baltimore III

Profile Updated: June 27, 2022
Richard L. Baltimore III
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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Jan 01, 2023 at 3:13 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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Jun 28, 2022 at 1:43 PM

Posted on: Jun 27, 2022 at 4:22 AM

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.

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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Mar 14, 2022 at 2:12 PM

Posted on: Mar 12, 2022 at 4:51 AM

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

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Dec 31, 2021 at 3:48 PM

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Dec 29, 2021 at 11:28 AM

Posted on: Dec 29, 2021 at 10:57 AM

Happy Birthday ??

Dec 26, 2021 at 4:11 AM
Nov 16, 2021 at 11:11 AM

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

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Oct 05, 2021 at 1:10 PM

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

Mar 13, 2021 at 12:27 PM

Hey Stu,
Seems like those Cub Scout meetings weren’t all that long ago. Hope life is good in Florida. Happy Birthday Rick

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Mar 14, 2021 at 10:32 AM

Posted on: Mar 13, 2021 at 12:21 PM

Happy Birthday Lois, hope you’re safe and well. With you en France et moi dans Oman nous somme les plus eloignes de New Rochelle. Richard

Mar 04, 2021 at 11:45 AM

Happy Birthday from Oman. I trust that you are well and safe. I got my two Pfizer shots here in January. Hope you either have also done so or will very soon. Take care. Rick

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Posted on: Dec 24, 2020 at 11:38 AM

Going way back in time now. We were in same Cub Scout troop at Stephenson School. I remember after school troop meetings at your house on Stonelea Place and your mother trying to keep us from running amok in the house. The only other people I remember were Stuart Belkin & the O'hara brothers Jim & Jackie. Congrats on a life well lived & best wishes.

Mar 05, 2020 at 6:17 AM

Not questioning your birthday, birthday emojis turned into question marks

Mar 05, 2020 at 6:16 AM

Don, Happy Birthday from Oman. ??????

Jan 01, 2020 at 1:18 AM

Thank you Elliot. Hope you and your loved ones have a great New Year.