Ambassador Harriet Isom
Former U.S. Ambassador
Harriet Isom was a career Foreign Service Officer in Asia and Africa with the Department of State from l961 to 1996. During her last ten years of service, she headed the American Embassies in Laos, Benin and Cameroon. She returned to her family ranch near Pendleton, Oregon where she is a “gentlewoman farmer” and active in Oregon civic and volunteer organizations. Isom graduated from Mills College and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She has received Oregon women of achievement awards from the March of Dimes Oregon White Rose, the Oregon Commission for Women and the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce.