The Foreign Service Journal, November 2023

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | NOVEMBER 2023 73 neighborhood. His first Foreign Service overseas posting was to the U.S. embassy in Kabul, which he described as being transformative. From 1973 to 1975, he was the principal officer at the then U.S. consulate in Khorramshahr, Iran. Returning to Washington, D.C., in the fall of 1975, he met his future wife, Caroline Bailey, at a small dinner party hosted by a Foreign Service colleague, Dan Simpson, and his then-wife Margaret. They married in Washington, D.C., during Thanksgiving weekend in 1976 and began a life together that he promised would never be dull. She accompanied him on his subsequent overseas assignments, the first of which was to Rome, where he served as the deputy U.S. envoy to the Holy See at the beginning of the pontificate of John Paul II. In 1986 Mr. Hornblow was assigned to Krakow, becoming the post’s first consul general when its status was elevated for the visit of Vice President George H.W. Bush. He returned to Poland in 1990 and served as deputy chief of mission (DCM) and chargé d’affaires in Warsaw, guiding the development and strengthening of post–Cold War relations between the U.S. and Poland. He also served at the U.S. mission to NATO. In Washington, Mr. Hornblow served as deputy staff secretary at the National Security Council, as well as in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. After retiring in 1995, he had several short-term assignments, including as acting DCM to both the Holy See and to Oslo. He also worked as an assistant to the secretary of the Smithsonian and to the director of CHF International. Once proficient in Farsi, Polish, Italian, and French, he was the recipient of the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit from the Republic of Poland and the City of Krakow Award for Meritorious Service. Colleagues recall Mr. Hornblow as a committed mentor to junior officers and a fair and supportive supervisor. Over the course of his long and distinguished diplomatic career, his one regret was that he was never assigned to Africa. He did, however, travel twice to Africa as a tourist with his wife. One trip included Rwanda where they visited U.S. Ambassador Michael Arietti, whose first Foreign Service assignment was to the consulate in Khorramshahr while Mr. Hornblow was serving there as principal officer. In retirement, the Hornblows first lived in Washington, D.C. In 2002 they moved to Fearrington Village, where Mr. Hornblow became an active member of the Carolina Friends of the Foreign Service and was an associate editor of the online publication American Diplomacy. He was often asked to introduce movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood at various venues in Chapel Hill, which gave him an opportunity to share stories from his youth. The Hornblows were indefatigable world travelers, by both land and sea. They enjoyed local cultures and collected artwork from many of the countries they visited. Harvard University asked him to lead two of their alumni trips, including one to Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. On these trips, he shared his experiences and knowledge of the history and issues with fellow travelers. Remarkable hosts at their beach house, Serendipity, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Hornblows generously welcomed former colleagues, family, and friends, sharing fond memories of life overseas while also discussing the events of the day or watching a movie. Many recall their graciousness and positive spirit as they dealt with Mr. Hornblow’s failing health over the past few years. Mr. Hornblow is survived by his wife, Caroline, and an extensive network of family and friends. n Donald L. Jameson, 81, a retired Foreign Service officer, died on July 12, 2023. Mr. Jameson was born on Jan. 6, 1942, in Ukiah, Calif., to Tom Jameson, the chief of the local fire department, and Ethel Jameson, a homemaker. The eldest of three children, he developed an interest in world affairs at an early age and aspired to attend Stanford University, where his grandfather began studying but did not complete his degree due to service in the U.S. Army during World War I. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Stanford, Mr. Jameson completed a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Pittsburgh. Among the first Americans to serve in the Peace Corps after it was created by President John F. Kennedy, Mr. Jameson started his diplomatic career in Guinea, where he taught English to elementary and middle school students from 1963 to 1965. In 1967 he joined the U.S. Foreign Service. For many years, his home library featured an autographed photograph of his Foreign Service orientation class standing in the White House Rose Garden with President Lyndon Johnson. He was first assigned to South Vietnam, completing a two-year tour in Go Cong and Chuong Thien provinces as part of the Civil Operations and Rural Support (CORDS) program. Later, Mr. Jameson went on to spend most of his three-decade career focusing on Southeast Asia, including assignments