The Foreign Service Journal, November 2023

74 NOVEMBER 2023 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL They married in 1976. After his retirement, he regularly visited Cambodia with her and remained active within the Cambodian community in the United States, including as a member of the organization Friends of Khmer Culture. An avid reader, Mr. Jameson also loved listening to classical music and traveling within the United States and internationally. He enjoyed discussing current affairs and history with friends. He took delight in advising a rising generation of young foreign policy scholars and students at his home in Bethesda, Md., where he and Ms. Jameson often hosted social gatherings. Mr. Jameson is remembered by his many friends and family as a highly intelligent, thoughtful, generous person with a wry wit and a lifelong passion for learning. He is survived by Narin, his wife of 47 years, sons Daniel and Michael Jameson, and his younger sister. n Herman Kleine, 103, a retired USAID Foreign Service officer, passed away on Aug. 24, 2023, at his home in Fairfield, Conn. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Kleine earned his undergraduate degree at the State University of New York in Albany before joining the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1945. After military service, he returned to school to earn a doctorate in economics at Clark University. He was recruited from Clark to help shape the Marshall Plan, the groundbreaking U.S. effort to rebuild Europe after World War II. Dr. Kleine’s work led to a 20-year career with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where he held numerous prestigious positions, including USAID mission director in Ethiopia, USAID representative to the U.S. mission to the United Nations, and deputy mission chief in Brazil. Dr. Kleine then served as assistant administrator of USAID’s Bureau of Latin American Affairs in Washington, D.C. In that role, he advised Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford on U.S. policy in Central and South America, managed transformational development initiatives, including the “Alliance for Progress,” and was declared by then–National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger a “misfit” for “writing readable reports.” Dr. Kleine also earned a mid-career master’s degree in national security studies at the National War College, class of 1963. After government service, he worked at the InterAmerican Development Bank and at Georgetown University, where he was director of the Center for Immigration Policy and Refugee Assistance. He also volunteered at the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Affairs. He belonged to Congregation Beth El in Fairfield, Conn., where the congregation offered him friendship, companionship, and support over the years. Even as Dr. Kleine pursued his illustrious career, he was deeply devoted to his family. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Paula Kleine, and siblings, Harold Kleine and Pauline Levin. Dr. Kleine is survived by his children, Joseph and Michael, and grandchildren Suzanne, Sarah, Dan, Harold, and Phillip. n Mark S. Pratt, 95, a retired Foreign Service officer, passed away peacefully on Aug. 12, 2023, in Washington, D.C. Mr. Pratt was born in Lynn, Mass., and raised in Salem, the son of Oliver Goodell and Merah Shrum Pratt. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy, he joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific theater during World War II. He graduated from Brown University, also attending in Cambodia as political officer, in Indonesia as political officer (Jakarta) and U.S. consul-general (Surabaya), in Burma as political officer and acting deputy chief of mission (DCM), and in Wellington as chief of the political section. In Washington, D.C., he served with the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs and was chief of the Southeast Asia branch at the Voice of America. Throughout these assignments, Mr. Jameson was greatly admired for the quality of his research and analysis and close familiarity with local political and social developments. Mr. Jameson never shied from speaking truth to power, even when challenging conventional views in the administrations he served. Before the Khmer Rouge took power in Cambodia, Mr. Jameson dispatched an aerogram, “Whither Cambodia,” arguing implicitly for a policy change. His prescient report from the field had the rare distinction of being passed across the president’s desk; it so enraged Mr. Nixon that he sent back a rebuke to his ambassador saying, “I don’t want to ever again see such a message from your staff.” Later, while Mr. Jameson served as acting DCM in Rangoon, his messages were singled out by the State Department for the Baker Award as the best worldwide reporting by any embassy. He continued to provoke fresh thinking on foreign policy, even after his retirement from the State Department in 1993, including his crafting of a 2010 East-West Center study that ushered in a more realistic U.S. policy toward the Burmese regime. Mr. Jameson met his wife, Narin, at the U.S. embassy in Phnom Penh, where she was a Foreign Service National local employee and he was a political officer.