Robert McFarlane Wife, Children, Death Wiki, Biography, Age & More

Robert McFarlane Wife: Robert McFarlane or Robert Carl McFarlane was an American Marine Corps officer who served as the National Security Advisor to Ronald Regan, the President of the US, from 1983 to 1985. He died on 12th May 2022 in Michigan at the age of 84 due to previous lung disease.

Robert McFarlane‘s Wife and Children

Robert married Jonda Riley, known as Jonda McFarlane, after her marriage, and had three children with her, two daughters and a son.

According to his family,  he was a very wise and warm person. He had a deep belief in God and lived his entire life serving humanity.

Robert McFarlane’s Death

Robert McFarlane died on 12th May 2022 at the age of 84, in Lansing, Michigan at a hospital. He was suffering from some sort of previous lung disease. At the time of his death, he was visiting his family in Michigan.

His family shared deep sadness at the loss of their beloved husband, father, and grandfather. They wished to remember him for his warmth, his wisdom, his deep belief in God, and his commitment to serving others.

Robert McFarlane’s Early Life and Family Background

Robert McFarlane was born on 12th May 2022 in Lansing, Michigan, US. His father’s name was William MacFarlane who was the congressman of Texas Democratic.

Robert McFarlane‘s Educational Qualification

After completing high school, Robert entered the US Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1955 and graduated in 1959. 

He also attended Geneva Graduate Institute and the National Defense University.

He received a doctorate from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C in 2014.

Robert McFarlane‘s Career Details

Robert McFarlane Wife

During his military service, Robert served in the “United States Marine Corps” from 1959 to 1979 as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Vietnam War.

During his career as a member of the Republican Political Party, Robert served as:

  • Counselor of the Department of States(1981-1982) under the presidency of Ronald Reagan.
  • 12th United States National Security Advisor(1982-1983) under the presidency of Ronald Reagan.
  • 13th United States National Security Advisor(1983-1985) under the presidency of Ronald Reagan.

Robert McFarlane‘s Iran-Contra scheme

Robert also pleaded guilty in March 1988 to the charges for his role in an illegal arms-fro-hostages deal. In February 1987, he tried to commit suicide by taking an overdose of Valium the day earlier he has to testify before the presidential commission investigating the Iran-Contra scheme.

McFarlane was sentenced to two years probation and 200 hours of community service and was ordered to pay a $20,000 fine. However, in 1992, he was pardoned by then-President George H.W. Bush along with five others.

Robert McFarlane‘s Awards And Recognition

During his military career, Robert received several awards the list of which is given below:

Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze Star with Valor device
Meritorious Service Medal
Navy Commendation Medal with Valor device
Army Commendation Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Secretary of State Distinguished Service Award
Secretary of the Navy Medal (for his Distinguished Public Service)
Presidential Service Badge
Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement in 1979
American-Swiss Friendship “Man of the Year” Award in 1985


Robert McFarlane‘s Social Media Accounts 

Robert McFarlane was not active on any social media platforms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Who was Robert McFarlane?

Ans. Robert McFarlane is a columnist for “The Washington Post”.

Q2. At what age did Robert McFarlane die?

Ans. Robert McFarlane died at the age of 84.

Q3. Who is Robert McFarlane’s wife?

Ans. Robert McFarlane’s wife is Jonda McFarlane.

Q4. How did Robert McFarlane die?

Ans. Robert McFarlane died due to previous lung disease.

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