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Peter W. Bodde was sworn in as the Unites States Ambassador to Malawi on September 3, 2008. Prior to this assignment, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad from February 2006 to August 2008. He was born in October 1954, and graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1976. His first position after university was as a commodity industry analyst with the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Ambassador Bodde joined the Foreign Service in 1981, and has served in Georgetown, Guyana; Kathmandu, Nepal (twice, most recently as Deputy Chief of Mission); Hamburg, Germany; Sofia, Bulgaria; Copenhagen, Denmark; and New Delhi, India, where he was the Minister Counselor for Administrative Affairs. He served as Consul General at the United States Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany from September 2002 to February 2006. He has also served in various positions in the State Department in Washington, DC, most recently as the Director of the Office of Management Policy.
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Released on September 3, 2008