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THE ARCHIVE OF AMBASSADOR KENNETH M. QUINN
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE MEKONG
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State of Iowa Employee of the Month

01/01/1982 Amb. Kenneth Quinn

Ambassador Quinn was presented this award by Iowa Governor Robert D. Ray for his role in multiple important events, including his decisive actions during the Fort Madison prison riot; advocacy on behalf of the Vietnamese Boat People refugees; coordinating security during the visit of Pope John Paul II; and leadership as the Director of the Iowa SHARES relief campaign for Cambodian genocide victims, which raised money to rush life-saving food, medicine and Iowan doctors and nurses to the Cambodian-Thailand border. Quinn served from 1978 to 1982 as an Administrative Assistant to the Governor while on assignment from the State Department. 

 

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