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Edmund J. Hull
Ambassador, Yemen
Term of Appointment: 09/17/2001 to 06/01/2004

Edmund J. Hull was sworn in as the American Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen on September 17, 2001 by Secretary of State Colin L. Powell. Previously, Mr. Hull served as the U.S. Department of State's Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism.  Mr. Hull was instrumental in mobilizing international support for sanctions, including UN Security Council Resolution 1333, against terrorists and countries supporting terrorism.  He has also led U.S. delegations to meet with the UN, the G-8, and the EU, as well as India, Canada, Japan, Yemen, Israel, the Palestinian Authority, the U.K., Central Asian states, and Spain.  He also joined Under Secretary Pickering in launching the U.S.-Russian Working Group on Afghanistan.

Prior to this position, Mr. Hull was Director of the Department's Office of Peacekeeping. From 1993 to 1996, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) and Charge d' Affaires at the Embassy in Cairo, Egypt.

A career member of the Foreign Service, Mr. Hull served in the first Bush and Clinton administrations as the National Security Council Director for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs from May 1991 to April 1993.  He joined Secretary Baker's team that launched the Middle East Peace Conference in Madrid and subsequent negotiations.

Previously, he was the Department of State's Director for Northern Gulf Affairs (Iraq and Iran) during the Gulf War.  From 1987 to 1990, he served as the Political Counselor at the American Embassy in Tunis and was a full participant in the U.S.-PLO dialogue.  From 1982 to 1986, he served in the political section of Embassy Cairo.  Prior to that he worked as a Staff Assistant to Harold Saunders, Assistant Secretary of State for Near East and South Asian Affairs, during the Iran hostage crisis, and as Desk Officer for Algeria.  Mr. Hull began his Foreign Service career as Political Officer at the American Consulate in Jerusalem. Previously he took Arabic language training in Washington, Beirut and Amman.  From 1971 to 1973, he served with the Peace Corps in Tunisia.

Mr. Hull has received the State Department's Meritorious Honor Award and two Superior Honor Awards.  He was cited twice by the Director General of the Foreign Service for his political reporting.  In 1995 Mr. Hull received the Baker-Wilkins Award, the State Department's highest award for management of an overseas mission.  Mr. Hull is a graduate of the Department's Senior Seminar, the most advanced training provided for Senior Foreign and Executive Officers.

Mr. Hull graduated with honors from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  He spent a sabbatical year at Oxford University in 1986-1987 where he studied strategic issues with Sir Michael Howard.  He speaks Arabic and French fluently.

He was born in 1949 in Keokuk, Iowa and grew up in Springfield, Illinois. 


Released on August 31, 2004

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