Sheldon Mills; Former Ambassador
Sheldon Mills, 83, one-time envoy to Ecuador, Afghanistan and Jordan. Mills graduated from Reed College in Oregon in 1927 and the next year was appointed a U.S. Foreign Service officer, launching a diplomatic career that was to last 32 years. In 1954, he started a two-year stint as ambassador to Ecuador. He spent three years as ambassador to Afghanistan beginning in 1956 and concluded his career as ambassador to Jordan from 1959 to 1961. In Santa Barbara on July 20 of heart failure.