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Edward Perkins

AKA Edward Joseph Perkins

Born: 8-Jun-1928
Birthplace: Sterlington, LA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Australia, 1993-96

Military service: US Army ; USMC

Father: Edward Joseph Perkins, Sr.
Mother: Tiny Estella Noble
Wife: Lucy Cheng-mei Liu
Daughter: Katherine Karla Shih-tsu Perkins
Daughter: Sarah Elizabeth Shih-yin Perkin

    High School: Portland, OR
    University: BA, University of Maryland (1968)
    University: MPA, University of Southern California (1972)
    University: PhD Public Administration, University of Southern California (1978)
    Administrator: Board of Visitors, National Defense University
    Administrator: Life Trustee, Lewis and Clark College
    Professor: University of Oklahoma

    US Ambassador to Australia 1993-96
    US Ambassador to the United Nations 1992-93
    US Ambassador to South Africa 1986-89
    US Ambassador to Liberia 1985-86
    American Academy of Diplomacy
    American Legion
    Asia Society
    Center for the Study of the Presidency
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Navy League
    Pacific Council on International Policy
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    World Affairs Council
    Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
    Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Epsilon Boule
    Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Author of books:
Mr. Ambassador: Warrior for Peace (2006, memoir)

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