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

Jim Carragher began his assignment as the Coordinator for Cuban Affairs on September 5, 2001, after serving for 3 years as Deputy Chief of Mission at the embassy in Santiago, Chile.

Mr. Carragher began his overseas experience in Chile as well, as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 1968-70.  Mr. Carragher joined the Foreign Service in 1975, following 2 years as an English teacher in Paris.  His first assignment was as Vice Consul in the Dominican Republic from 1975-77.  He then served as a Political Officer in Pretoria/Cape Town, South Africa from 1978-81.  After a year as an International Affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Mr. Carragher worked for 2 years in Washington.  He then served as Political-Military officer in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 1984-8.  Returning to Washington, he worked in the Operations Center as a Senior Watch Officer for 1 year, before being named Deputy Director and then Director of the Operations Center.  He next served as Deputy Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs.  Following that assignment, he became Political Counselor in San Salvador from 1993-95.  He served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 1995-8.

Mr. Carragher comes from the State of New York.  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; he and his wife have two daughters and a son.


Released on October 15, 2001

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