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Christopher Bancroft Burnham

Christopher Bancroft Burnham, American former international organization official, former federal agency administrator. Major United States Marine Corps Reserve, Persian Gulf War.

Background

  • Burnham, Christopher Bancroft was born on September 28, 1956 in New York City. Son of Alexander O. and Joan Burnham.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Washington & Lee, 1980. Master of Public Administration, Harvard University, 1992.

    Career

    • Member New York Futures Exchange, New York City, 1983-1985. Representative Connecticut General Assembly, Hartford, 1987-1992. Banker First Boston, New York City, 1990-1993, Advest Corporation Finance, Hartford, 1993-1995.

      State treasurer State of Connecticut, 1995—1997. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer InviteUSA.com, 2000—2002. Chief Financial Officer, assistant secretary for resource management, Bureau Resource Management United States Department State, Washington, 2002—2005, acting under secretary for management, 2005.

      Under-secretary general for management United Nations, New York City, 2005—2006.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Major United States Marine Corps Reserve, Persian Gulf War.

    Connections

    • Married Courtney Burnham. 1 child, George Emerson.
    • father: Alexander O.
    • mother: Joan Burnham
    • spouse: Courtney Burnham
    • child: George Emerson Burnham
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    Born September 28, 1956
    (age 60)
    Nationality
    • 1980
      Washington & Lee
    • 1992
      Harvard University
    • 1983 - 1985
      Member, New York Futures Exchange
    • 1987 - 1992
      representative Connecticut General Assembly
      Hartford, Connecticut, United States
    • 1990 - 1993
      banker First Boston
    • 1993 - 1995
      banker First Boston
      Hartford, Connecticut, United States
    • 1995 - 1997
      state treasurer, State of Connecticut
    • 2005 - 2006
      under-secretary general for management, United Nations
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