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Jeffrey Feltman
Ambassador, Lebanon
Term of Appointment: 07/22/2004 to 01/25/2008

Jeffrey Feltman was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon on July 22, 2004 and took up his duties there on August 20, 2004.

Before becoming Ambassador to Lebanon, Mr. Feltman volunteered to serve at the Coalition Provisional Authority office in Irbil, Iraq, from January-April 2004. Prior to his work in Iraq, his most recent assignment was at the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, where he served first as Deputy (August 2001-November 2002) and then as Acting Principal Officer (November 2002-December 2003).

Mr. Feltman joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1986, serving his first tour as consular officer in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He has spent much of his career dealing with Eastern Europe and the Near East. He served in Embassy Tel Aviv as Ambassador Indyk’s Special Assistant on Peace Process issues (2000-2001). Before that, from 1998-2000, Mr. Feltman served as Chief of the Political and Economic Section at the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia. He served in the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv from 1995 to 1998, covering economic issues in the Gaza Strip. Mr. Feltman studied Arabic at the University of Jordan in Amman from 1994 to 1995. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Feltman served in the office of Deputy Assistant Secretary Larry Eagleburger as a Special Assistant concentrating on the coordination of U.S. assistance to Eastern and Central Europe. Mr. Feltman served as an economic officer at the U.S. Embassy in Hungary from 1988 to 1991.

Mr. Feltman was born in Greenville, Ohio. He speaks French, Arabic, and Hungarian. He received his undergraduate degree in history and fine arts from Ball State University in Indiana in 1981 and his Master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 1983.



Released on August 31, 2004

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