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Thomas Pickering

Thomas PickeringAKA Thomas Reeve Pickering

Born: 5-Nov-1931
Birthplace: Orange, NJ

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Career US Ambassador

Military service: US Navy (1956-59)

Co-chaired the Council on Foreign Relations task force that produced Iraq: The Day After in March 2003. The report contained specific 30 recommendations for postwar policy, all of which were apparently ignored by the Bush administration.

Speaks French, Spanish, Swahili, Arabic, and Hebrew.

Father: Hamilton Reeve Pickering
Mother: Sarah P. Chasteney
Wife: Alice Jean Stover (m. 1955, one son, one daughter)
Son: Timothy Pickering
Daughter: Margaret Pickering

    University: BA Medieval European History, Bowdoin College (1953)
    University: MA, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University (1954)
    University: MA British Commonwealth History, University of Melbourne, Australia (1956)

    Hills & Co. Vice Chairman (2006-)
    Boeing Senior VP, International Relations (2001-06)
    US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1997-2000)
    US Ambassador to Russia (1993-96)
    US Ambassador to India (1992)
    US Ambassador to the United Nations (1989-92)
    US Ambassador to Israel (1985-88)
    US Ambassador to El Salvador (1983-85)
    US Ambassador to Nigeria (1981-83)
    US State Department Asst. Secy. for Oceans & Intl. Environmental & Scientific Affairs (1978-81)
    US Ambassador to Jordan (1974-78)
    US Executive Secretary of State (1973-74)
    US State Department Deputy Director, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs (1969-73)
    US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (1967-69)
    US State Department Principal Officer, Zanzibar (1965-67)
    US State Department Political Officer, Test Ban Treaty, Geneva, Switzerland (1961-64)
    US State Department Intelligence Research Specialist (1959-61)
    American Academy of Diplomacy Chairman (2004-)
    American Ditchley Foundation Board of Directors
    American Iranian Council Board of Directors
    Atlantic Council Director
    Campaign for American Leadership in the Middle East
    Capital Partners for Education Board of Advisors
    Carnegie Corporation Trustee
    Center for Democracy Board of Directors
    The Constitution Project Liberty and Security Initiative
    Council on Foreign Relations
    George C. Marshall Foundation Board of Trustees
    Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis International Board of Research Consultants
    International Institute for Strategic Studies
    International Crisis Group Co-Chair
    National Academy of Sciences
    National Bureau of Asian Research Board of Directors
    National Committee on US-China Relations Board of Directors
    Partnership for a Secure America Advisory Board
    Henry L. Stimson Center Board of Directors
    Watson Institute Board Member (past)
    Theta Delta Chi Fraternity
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Fulbright University of Melbourne, Australia (1956)


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