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Franklin Pierce Huddle
Ambassador, Tajikistan
Term of Appointment: 10/09/2001 to 10/2003

Franklin Huddle was sworn in as Ambassador to Tajikistan on October 9, 2001.

Franklin "Pancho" Huddle was born May 9, 1943 in Providence, Rhode Island -- the son of a writer and a scientist. After earning a B.A. in Linguistics from Brown Univeristy in 1965, he was a University Fellow in Linguistics at Columbia University and a Peace Corps volunteer and instructor. In 1970, he received an M.A. in Middle Eastern History and Languages from Harvard University. He took his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1978, with a dissertation on "Cotton and Economic Transformation of Russian Central Asia."

In 1975, Mr. Huddle began his Foreign Service career in Washington as Political Analyst for Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. He subsequently served as Consul in Kathmandu, Political Officer in Bangkok, and Principal Officer of the Consulates in Songkhla, Thailand and Cebu, Philippines. From 1990-1994, he was Charge d'Affaires in Burma. Thereafter, he served as Director for Pacific Island Affairs in Washington, and Principal Officer/Consul General in Bombay and Toronto.

Mr. Huddle has been an Eagle Scout, a Ford Foundation Grantee, Wayland Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a recipient of two patents. His publications include a basic course in Libyan Arabic, Let's Go: Europe (1972), and Attitudes of Soviet Nationalities (co-authored). Among his professional honors are Senior Performance Pay (1998-2000), two Superior and three Meritorious Awards, the Secretary's Award for Post Reporting (1991) and a performance Citation from the Secretary, a Sinclair language Award, and the DEA Administrator's Award.



Released on January 4, 2002

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