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John Danilovich
Ambassador, Brazil
Term of Appointment: 06/02/2004 to 11/06/2005

Ambassador John J. Danilovich was sworn in on June 2, 2004 as Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Federative Republic of Brazil.

Ambassador Danilovich previously served as Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Illustrious Government of the Republic of Costa Rica (2001-2004). Prior to these appointments, Ambassador Danilovich was a businessman and private investor with a strong background in foreign affairs.

A native Californian, resident in London for many years, he was active in the international shipping business for over two decades and served as director of companies in the shipping, property, publishing and investment fields. Ambassador Danilovich served on the Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Commission from 1991-1996, and was Chairman of the Transition Committee prior to the transfer of the Canal to the Panamanians. Ambassador Danilovich was formerly a Director of the Stanford Trust, a Trustee of the American Museum in Britain, a Director of the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission, as well as several charitable organizations. Ambassador Danilovich was an active leader of Republicans Abroad and was Chairman of Americans Abroad for President George W. Bush and also for former President George H.W. Bush.

The Ambassador attended The Choate School, graduated from Stanford University with a BA degree in Political Science, and received a MA degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California (London). Ambassador Danilovich is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Knight of Malta and is the only American Ambassador to be decorated by the Government of Costa Rica with their highest diplomatic honor, the Orden Nacional Juan Mora Fernandez.



Released on March 30, 2005

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