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BIOGRAPHY

Christopher R. Hill
Ambassador, Poland
Term of Appointment: 06/09/2000 to 07/22/2004

Christopher R. Hill was sworn in as Ambassador to Poland on June 9, 2000.

Ambassador Hill is a native of Little Compton, Rhode Island, and a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor. He served as the Senior Director for Southeast European Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC). Prior to his assignment at the NSC, he was the U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia and a special envoy for the Kosovo crisis. Ambassador Hill has also served in Poland and as the Senior Country Officer for Polish Affairs in the Department of State. His other overseas assignments have included Yugoslavia, Albania and Korea. He is the recipient of several State Department awards including the Robert S. Frasure Award for Peace Negotiations and the Department's Distinguished Service Award for his work on the Bosnian peace negotiations.

Prior to joining the State Department, Ambassador Hill served in the Peace Corps as a volunteer in Cameroon. He graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, with a B.A. in Economics in l974. He received a Master's degree from the Naval War College in l994. He speaks Polish, Serbo-Croatian, and some Macedonian.



Released on November 9, 2001

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