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Carragher, James J.
Coordinator, Cuban Affairs
Term of Appointment: 09/05/2001 to present

 

Jim Carragher began his assignment as the Coordinator for Cuban Affairs, September 5, 2001, after serving for three years as Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Santiago, Chile. His first overseas experience was also in Chile, as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 1968-1970. He joined the Foreign Service in 1975, following two years teaching English in Paris. His first assignment was to the Dominican Republic as a Vice Consul from 1975-77. He then served as a Political Officer in Pretoria/Cape Town, South Africa from 1978-1981. After a year as an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Mr. Carragher worked for two years in Washington at the Department of State. He became Political-Military Officer in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1984 and served there until 1988. Returning to Washington, he worked in the Operations Center as a Senior Watch Officer for one year, before being named Deputy Director and then Director of the Operations Center in the Executive Secretariat. He next served as Deputy Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs. Following that two-year assignment, he became Political Counselor in San Salvador from 1993-95 and his first Deputy Chief of Mission assignment was in Harare, Zimbabwe, from August 1995 to July 1998.

Mr. Carragher was born in Batavia, New York, August 16, 1946. He received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1968 and a M.F.A. from the University of California, Irvine, in 1972. He is married to Dana Dee Ponte Carragher. They have two daughters and a son.


Released on September 5, 2001

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