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Richard A. Boucher

Richard A. Boucher, American former federal agency administrator.


  • Boucher, Richard A. was born on December 13, 1951 in Bethesda, Maryland, United States. Son of Melville J. and Ellen (Kaufmann) Boucher.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English & French Literature, Tufts University, 1973. Postgraduate, George Washington University, 1977.


    • Volunteer Peace Corps, Senegal, 1973-1975. With Agency International Development, Guinea, 1975-1976. Various positions Foreign Service, 1977-1984.

      Economic officer United States Consulate General, Shanghai, 1984-1986. Senior watch officer United States Department State, 1986-1987, deputy director political affairs office European security and political affairs, 1987-1989, deputy spokesman, 1989—1993, acting spokesman, 1992-1993, United States ambassador to Cyprus Nicosia, 1993-1996. Consulate general United States Consulate General, Hong Kong, 1996—1999.

      United States senior official Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum, 1999—2000. Assistant secretary for public affairs, department spokesman United States Department State, Washington, 2000—2005, assistant sec for South & Central Asian Affairs, 2006—2009.


    • Married Carolyn L. Brehm, June 19, 1982. Children: Madeleine Brehm, Peter Brehm.
    • father: Melville J. Boucher
    • mother: Ellen (Kaufmann) Boucher
    • spouse: Carolyn L. Brehm
    • children: Madeleine Brehm Boucher
    • Peter Brehm Boucher
    Richard A. Boucher
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    Born December 13, 1951
    (age 65)