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Robert O. Blake, Jr.

AKA Robert Orris Blake, Jr.

Born: c. 1958

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: South Asia Secretary, US State Dept

Ambassador Blake and the Italian Ambassador Pio Mariani were injured in a mortar attack by Tamil Tiger rebels on an airbase in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, on 27 February 2007.

Father: Robert O. Blake (US Ambassador to Mali, 1971-73)
Wife: Sofia Blake (m., three daughters)

    University: BA, Harvard University (1980)
    University: MA, International Relations, School of Advanced International Studies (1984)

    US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs (26-May-2009 to present)
    US Ambassador to Sri Lanka (2006-09)
    US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, New Delhi, India (2003-06)
    US State Department Exec. Asst. to the Under Secy. for Political Affairs
    US State Department (1985-2003)


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