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Picture of John D. NegroponteBIOGRAPHY

John D. Negroponte
Ambassador, Iraq
Term of Appointment: 06/23/2004 to 03/17/2005

On May 6, 2004, Ambassador John D. Negroponte was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq; he was sworn in by Secretary Powell on June 23, 2004. Ambassador Negroponte presented his credentials to the Iraqi Interim Government on June 29, 2004.

From September 18, 2001, until his appointment to Iraq, Ambassador Negroponte served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

From 1997 to 2001, Ambassador Negroponte was employed in the private sector and served as Executive Vice President for Global Markets of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

From 1960 to 1997, Ambassador Negroponte was a member of the Career Foreign Service. He served at eight different Foreign Service posts in Asia, Europe, and Latin America; he also held important positions at the State Department and the White House.

Among his more recent assignments, Ambassador Negroponte was Ambassador to Honduras (1981-1985); Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (1985-1987); Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1987-1989); Ambassador to Mexico (1989-1993); and Ambassador to the Philippines (1993-96).

Ambassador Negroponte is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Diplomacy. He is a former Chairman of the French-American Foundation.

Ambassador Negroponte is a graduate of Yale University.


Released on March 25, 2005

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