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Craig Roberts Stapleton
Ambassador, Czech Republic
Term of Appointment: 08/17/2001 to present

Craig Roberts Stapleton, U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, arrived in Prague on August 24 and presented his credentials to President Vaclav Havel on August 28, 2001. Ambassador Stapleton was sworn in by Secretary of State Colin Powell in Washington, DC on August 17, after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 3.

President George W. Bush nominated Craig Stapleton as Ambassador to the Czech Republic on April 6, 2001. Prior to assuming his duties in the Czech Republic, Mr. Stapleton was a real estate executive, serving since 1982 as President of Marsh and McLennan Real Estate Advisors, Inc., New York, New York, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Marsh and McLennan Companies. His responsibilities included negotiating office leases in the major cities of the United States, Canada and Europe.

Mr. Stapleton previously served on the Board of Directors of a number of publicly traded U.S. companies, including Alleghany Properties, Cornerstone Properties, Security Capital Corporation, Sonoma West and T.B. Woods. He was a partner of President Bush in the ownership of the Texas Rangers from 1989-98.

Mr. Stapleton's charitable involvement has focused on private education. He has served as a Trustee of the Brunswick School, Greenwich, CT, and numerous committees at Harvard including Chairman of the Committee to Nominate Overseers, the Committee of University Resources, the Visiting Committee for Harvard College, the Schools and Scholarship Committee, the Harvard Alumni Association and the Harvard Capital Campaign. He served on the Board of the Peace Corps under President George H. W. Bush.



Released on November 9, 2001

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