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William Joseph Burns

William Joseph BurnsBorn: 4-Apr-1956
Birthplace: Fort Bragg, NC

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Under Secy. State for Political Affairs

Father: William Burns (major-general)
Wife: Lisa Carty (two daughters)

    University: Laval University (one year abroad)
    University: BA History, LaSalle University (1978)
    University: M.Phil & D.Phil International Relations, Oxford University (1981, Marshall scholar)

    US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2008-)
    US Ambassador to Russia (2005-08)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs (2001-05)
    US Ambassador to Jordan (1998-2001)
    US Executive Secretary of State (1996-98)
    US State Department Special Assistant to the Secretary of State (1996-98)
    US State Department (1982-96)
    Council on Foreign Relations

Author of books:
Economic Aid and American Policy Toward Egypt, 1955-1981 (1985)

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