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Biographic Résumés

Trusten Frank Crigler
Publisher and ADP President

Ambassador Crigler entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1961 and retired in 1990 after thirty years of service. Included in his assignments were appointments as American envoy to Rwanda in the late 1970s and to Somalia a decade later. He earned a bachelor's degree magna cum laude from Harvard University.

Crigler’s initial Foreign Service assignment was in the Department of State (where he first became acquainted with his present Journal partner, Henry Mattox). He next served in Guadalajara, Mexico, and the embassy in Mexico City. From 1966 to 1971, he was posted in Africa: as political officer at Embassy Kinshasa and principal officer at Consulates Bukavu and Kisangani, Zaire; and as economic officer and chargé at Embassy Libreville, Gabon. He served again as political officer in Mexico City during 1974-76, just before his appointment to Rwanda. In 1979-1981, he was deputy chief of mission and chargé at the U.S. embassy in Bogota, Colombia.

Crigler’s Washington assignments included serving as political advisor to the U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States, as an American Political Science Fellow with the U.S. Congress, as Director of Mexican Affairs at State, and as senior Foreign Service inspector.

After retiring, Crigler taught international affairs at Simmons College in Boston for two years. In 1996, he moved with his wife, Bettie, to Durham, North Carolina, where he became associated with Duke University as a fellow with the Center for International Development Research. As a private consultant and writer on foreign relations, he has presented his views on foreign policy issues before the Congress, in the press, and on national television.

Henry Ellis Mattox
Editor and ADP Vice
President & Treasure

The journal's editor was a Foreign Service officer from 1957 to 1980, serving abroad in France, Portugal, Brazil, Nepal, Haiti, England, and Egypt, in addition to a couple of Washington assignments. He earned an M.P.A. from Harvard University on detail as a Foreign Service officer. After retiring to North Carolina, he entered academe, studying, writing, and teaching part time,which led to a Ph.D. in U.S. history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1986. He held a Fulbright Scholar appointment in Nigeria, 1990-91.

Dr. Mattox’s publications include Twilight of Amateur Diplomacy: America's Foreign Service and its Senior Officers in the 1890s (1989) and a volume in sports history, Army Football in 1945 (1990), plus numerous scholarly articles.

Mattox served in the army during the Korean War, returned to school upon discharge to earn bachelor's and master's degrees in economics. He taught briefly at Ole Miss, and soon thereafter entered the Foreign Service.

J. Edgar Williams
Editorial Board Member and
ADP Board Secretary

Ed Williams grew up in Wilmington, N. C. Following service in the Army in Japan at the end of World War II, he received BA and MA degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill in the early 1950s. He also studied in New Zealand on a Fulbright Scholarship, 1952 - 1953, and later earned a master's degree in economics at Yale University.

Ed entered the Foreign Service in 1954. His many posts abroad included London, Madrid, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Auckland (as consul general), and Ottawa. In Washington, he had senior responsibilities in the Department of State's Commercial Policy Division. He retired and returned to North Carolina in 1981, taking up residence at Fearrington Village near Chapel Hill.

After teaching part-time at UNC for five years, Ed began work as a Department of State escort-interpreter for Spanish-speaking official visitors to the United States, a continuing activity that keeps him fully occupied—except when he pitches in as ADP board secretary or as a key member of the journal's Editorial Advisory Board.

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