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Robert Stephen Pastorino
Birth: Mar. 16, 1940
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 2013
Saint Helena
Napa County
California, USA

United States Ambassador. Born and raised in San Francisco; graduated from San Francisco Polytechnic High School and San Francisco State University. He was a career Foreign Service Officer who joined the Department of State in 1966. His early overseas assignments included political, economic, and commercial positions in Embassies in Caracas, Bogota, and Lisbon and in the United States Consulate General in Hermosillo, Mexico. He was assigned to Mexico City as economic counselor in 1984, and as political counselor in 1985. He served as Charge d'Affaires in Tegucigalpa, Honduras between July and November 1986 and as Deputy Chief of Mission until May 1987. Pastorino was then appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Inter-American Affairs, and also served as a commodities negotiator and financial analyst at the Department of State. In 1988 Pastorino was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to serve as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, as Senior Director of Latin American Affairs on the National Security Council staff. While Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Mexico City in 1989, Pastorino assisted in developing the first conceptual paper for the future North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He participated in the beginning of the NAFTA negotiations, and was a public government advocate for NAFTA. In 1991, Pastorino was named Ambassador to the Dominican Republic by President George H. W. Bush. He received multiple honors including the Department of State Superior Award for Assistance during the 1985 Mexico City Earthquake.  (bio by: Retaggio) 
Italian Cemetery
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Section 4C, Unit A, Niche 504
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Retaggio
Record added: Jun 11, 2013
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Robert Stephen Pastorino
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