Archer K Blood was the American Consul General in the former East Pakistan in 1971. Earlier he served in the US Missions diplomatic positions in Greece, Germany and Afghanistan. He also held important Desk positions in the State Department in Washington. Following his term in Dhaka, Blood served the State Department in various capacities and in 1974 became the Deputy Commander for International Affairs in the US Army War College. After two terms as Charge d' Affairs in US Mission in New Delhi, Blood retired in 1982. He was Diplomat in Residence and Professor of Political Science in 1982-1990 and Professor Emeritus at Allegheny College, USA. He has a Masters degree in International Relations from George Washington University. He had been guest lecturer a number of universities and institutes in the US and has published several articles in journals in the US.