1944 – Born on the 26th of January in Boston, Massachusetts.
1965 – Received his Bachelor of Arts degree in University of Massachusetts.
1967 – Finished his Master of Arts degree in University of Minnesota.
1969 – Joined the U.S. Foreign Service.
1970 – Became a junior officer at the American Embassy in Guatemala City.
1974 – Served as U.S. political observer in Santiago, Chile.
– He also served as a U.S. political observer in Cape Town, South Africa.
1979 – He was the head of the liaison office at the U.S. Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe.
1985 – Acted as Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs.
1990 – Served as a U.S. Ambassador to Republic of Zambia a Country in Southern Africa.
1991 – Nominated by President Bill Clinton (42nd President of the United States) as a U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela.
1996 – Served as an Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere.
1998 – He served as a U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.