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Harry A. Cahill

, 85, a retired Foreign

Service officer, died on April 8 at a hospital

in Falls Church, Va., from injuries sus-

tained in a fall at his home.

Mr. Cahill was born on Jan. 10, 1930, in

New York City, and graduated fromMan-

hattan College in 1951. He served in the

U.S. Army for three years before joining the

Foreign Service in 1956. He later earned

his M.S. fromThe George Washington

University in 1972.

During a 34-year career, Mr. Cahill

served as political officer inWarsaw (1962-

1964), economic officer in Belgrade (1965-

1968) and economic-commercial officer

inMontevideo (1968-1971), where his

tour coincided with the Tupamaro urban

terrorist campaign. He was detailed to the

Industrial College of the Armed Forces

in 1971, and then to the Department of

Commerce (1972-1974), where he worked

on programs for the Voice of America.

Mr. Cahill served as counselor for

economic affairs at Embassy Lagos

(1975-1978), as deputy chief of mission

at Embassy Colombo (1979-1981) and

directed the U.S. Commercial Service from

1982 to 1983. He was consul general in

Mumbai (1983-1987).

He closed out his diplomatic career

from 1988 to 1990 at the U.S. Mission to

the United Nations, as minister-counselor

for economic affairs and acting deputy

representative on the U.N. Economic and

Social Council.

Following retirement, he remained a

senior consultant with the State Depart-

ment. He was fluent in nine languages and

authored a book on U.S.-China trade,


China Trade and U.S. Tariffs

(University of

Chicago Press, 1973). During the 1990s, Mr.

Cahill served in Bosnia and Herzegovina

as an election supervisor with the Orga-

nization for Security and Cooperation in

Europe, and as refugee affairs coordinator

at Embassy Sarajevo.


He also served as a consultant to the

U.S. Department of Defense for Iraq and

Afghanistan, directed the Indo-American

Chamber of Commerce and taught

international business management at

Pepperdine University.

He was a member of Our Lady of Good

Counsel Catholic Church in Vienna, Va.,

and past president of the philanthropic

Hinduja Foundation. Mr. Cahill was also a

member of the AFSA Governing Board.

Mr. Cahill is survived by his beloved

wife of 58 years, Angelica; children, Alan

Cahill, Daniel Cahill (Beth), Sylvia Cahill,

Irene Cahill (Julie Landrio), Madeleine

Gabriele (Vince) and Steven Cahill (Clau-

dia); and grandchildren, Ashley, Dylan,

Cole, Alexander, Matthew and Brady.

Memorial contributions may be made

in his name to

Doctors Without Borders.


George F. Jones

, 79, a retired FSO

and former ambassador to Guyana, died

on April 20 in Fairfax, Va., of a heart attack.

Mr. Jones was born in San Angelo,

Texas, and raised inWashington, D.C., and

Austin, Texas, where he graduated from

Austin High School in 1951. He received an

A.B. (magna cum laude) fromWabash Col-

lege in 1955, an honorary Doctor of Laws

degree in 2000 andmaster’s degrees from

the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

in 1956 and Stanford University in 1967.

He graduated from the National War Col-

lege in 1978, where he received the U.S.

Army Association prize for “excellence in

research and writing.”

After working briefly for the Interna-

tional Cooperation Administration (now

USAID), Mr. Jones entered the Foreign Ser-

vice in 1956. During a career that spanned

almost 50 years, he served as a specialist in

Latin American affairs.

He was assigned to Quito in 1958 and,

in 1960, marriedMaria Rosario Correa

there. Postings followed to Accra and

Caracas. He served at State as desk officer

for Venezuela and Colombia from 1967

to 1971, when he was assigned to the U.S.

Mission to the International Atomic Energy

Agency in Vienna as a political adviser.

After service in Guatemala City (1974-

1977), a year at the National War College

and work on regional political programs

at State (1978-1982), Mr. Jones served as

deputy chief of mission in San Jose (1982-

1985) and in Santiago (1985-1989).

In 1992, President George H.W. Bush

appointedMr. Jones U.S. ambassador to

the Republic of Guyana. He worked closely

with former President Jimmy Carter in

support of free and fair elections there,

which resulted in Guyana’s first transfer of

power from an incumbent to an opposi-

tion party.

Ambassador Jones was twice the senior

adviser on Latin American affairs to the U.S.

delegation to the U.N. General Assembly

inNewYork, and was amember of the U.S.

government delegation to the funeral of

Guyana’s President Cheddi Jagan inMarch


After retiring from the Foreign Service

in 1995, Amb. Jones became a specialist in

support for democratic election processes

and election observation. From 1996 to

1999, he was director of programs for the

Americas at the International Foundation

for Election Systems, and from 2000 to

2005 he was director of Democracy and

Governance Programs for Development

Associates, Inc.

He chaired international observer

missions to elections in Paraguay (1996),

Honduras (1997) and Guyana (1997), and

was a member of observer missions to

Ecuador, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicara-

gua, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. He was

senior technical adviser to the Guyana

Elections Commission during the 2001

national elections.

Amb. Jones was active in AFSA and