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BIOGRAPHY

John Edward Herbst
Ambassador, Uzbekistan
Term of Appointment: 10/05/2000 to 07/01/2003

John Edward Herbst, of Annandale, Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister - Counselor, was nominated by President Clinton in February 2000 to be the U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan. The Senate confirmed his nomination on September 8, 2000, and he was sworn in on October 5, 2000.

Prior to becoming Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Mr. Herbst had recently returned from a three-year assignment as the U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem. Previously, he served as the Principal Deputy to the Ambassador at Large for the Newly Independent States, Director of the Office of Independent States and Commonwealth Affairs, and Director of Regional Affairs in the Near East Bureau. Mr. Herbst has also worked overseas as political counselor at Embassy Tel Aviv and at the embassies in Moscow and Riyadh. He joined the Foreign Service in 1979.

Mr. Herbst was born on August 12, 1952 in Rockville Center, New York. He received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1974 and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Medford, MA) in 1978. He is fluent in Russian and enjoys a working knowledge of Arabic.

Ambassador Herbst arrived in Tashkent on October 28, 2000 and presented his credentials to Uzbek President Islam Karimov on November 1, 2000.



Released on November 9, 2001

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