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Picture of Brian H. HookBIOGRAPHY

Brian H. Hook
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs
Term of Appointment: 10/07/2008 to present

Brian H. Hook was designated Acting Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs in July 2008, was confirmed by the Senate on October 2, 2008, and sworn in as Assistant Secretary on October 7, 2008. Prior to this position, he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs. Previously, he served in New York as a senior advisor to the U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations from April 2006 to March 2008.

Mr. Hook was appointed by President Bush in 2004 as Special Assistant to the President for Policy, Office of the Chief of Staff, where he helped to develop and coordinate policy with the Homeland Security Council, the Domestic Policy Council, and the Council on Environmental Quality. Mr. Hook previously served as Counsel in the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice from 2003-2004.

Before joining the Bush Administration, Mr. Hook practiced law at Hogan and Hartson in Washington, DC (1999-2003). He also served as Deputy Legislative Liaison for Governor Terry E. Branstad of Iowa, and as a Legislative Aide to Congressman James A. Leach.

Mr. Hook earned a law degree from the University of Iowa; a master’s degree in Philosophy from Boston College; and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.



Released on October 24, 2008

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