James Creagan

James Creagan

James F. Creagan (born 1940) is a United States diplomat.

Creagan was born in Elyria, Ohio in 1940 and grew up on the shores of Lake Erie in nearby Lorain. He is a 1962 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He has taught political science at several universities, including Texas A&M University. Creagan speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, in addition to his native English, and is the former president of John Cabot University. He currently directs the Center for International Studies at The University of the Incarnate Word located in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to teaching International Studies courses, he also is a Comparative Politics professor and a prominent member of UIW's Political Science department.

A career diplomat with over thirty years of experience, Creagan began his career as a Consul in Naples, Italy. He served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Italy before arriving in Honduras. He has also served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy to the Holy See, the Consul General in São Paulo, Brazil and the Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Brasília. Other assignments include serving as the Political Counselor at the American Embassy in Lisbon and as a political and labor officer in U.S. Embassies in Lima, Mexico, San Salvador and Rome.

Following his ambassadorship in Honduras, Ambassador Creagan was asked to serve as a special Chargé d'Affaires in La Paz, Bolivia, during the summer of 2009. This followed a period of tension in the bilateral relationship marked by the September 2008 declaration of Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg as persona non grata by the Bolivian government.

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