Stafford King Mousky, 85, a former Foreign Service officer with USAID, died n Dec. 6, 2017, in New York City after along battle with Parkinson’s disease. Mr. Mousky was born in St. Cloud, Minn., on Oct. 11, 1932, the son of Carl andEstelle Mousky. His father was a government official for the state of Minnesota, and his mother was a schoolteacher.He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in St. Paul, Minn., and later graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Hamline University. He went on to serve in the U.S. Navy for four years, spending two years on aircraft carriers in the Pacific.
Mr. Mousky joined USAID in 1960, serving as a development specialist until 1977. He served on the Bolivia desk in Washington, D.C., before moving to Peru in 1965. He later served as chief of the Development and Planning Division of the Latin America Bureau of USAID and as the senior USAID economic and social adviser to the U.S. Permanent Mission to the United Nations, where he served under permanent representatives George H.W. Bush, John Scali, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, William Scranton and Andrew Young. In 1977 he was seconded to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as chief of the Office of the Executive Director, and later became chief of the Governing Council for the U.N. Liaison and External Relations Branch. Mr. Mousky concluded his UNFPA career as senior adviser for the Secretariat of the International Conference on Population and Development, witnessing the adoption of the Programme of Action at ICPD in Cairo.
Following his retirement from the United Nations in 1994, Mr. Mousky served as a member of the governing board of the Association of Former International Civil Servants, a senior adviser to the International Organization for Migration, a board member of the U.S. Committee for UNFPA and a member of the DPI/NGO Executive Committee, serving as a mentor to countless colleagues.
Mr. Mousky is survived by his wife, Laurence Mousky (née Melhem); his son, Marc Mousky; and his sister, Carol McCall.