Ambassador to Honduras
James F. Creagan was nominated by President Clinton to be the U.S. Ambassador to Honduras on March 22, 1996 and was sworn in on July 29, 1996.
Ambassador Creagan arrived in Tegucigalpa in August 1996, and presented his credentials to the Government of Honduras on August 29, 1996.
A career diplomat with over thirty years of experience, Amb. Creagan 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 Sao Paulo, Brazil and the Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia. 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. He began his career as a Consul in Naples, Italy.
Mr. 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 Notre Dame University and holds a PH. D. from the University of Virginia. He has taught political science at several universities, including Texas A&M. Amb. Creagan speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
Amb. Creagan is married to Gwyn Jonsson Creagan of Texas. They are residents of Vienna, Virginia and have two sons and a daughter-in-law.
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