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Grover Joseph Rees, III

Grover Joseph Rees, III, American lawyer, government official, diplomat. Bar: Louisiana 1978, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1982. Justice of Peace, New Haven, 1973-1975. Delaware Louisiana Republican National Convention, 1976. Member Order of Coif.

Background

III, Grover Joseph Rees, was born on October 11, 1951 in New Orleans. Son of Grover Joseph and Patricia (Byrne) R.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, New Haven, 1975;Juris Doctor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1978.

Career

Assistant professor law University Texas, Austin, 1979-1986. Special assistant to Attorney General United States Department Justice, Washington, 1985, special counsel judicial selection, 1985-1986. Chief justice High Court American Samoa, Pago Pago, 1986-1988, associate justice, 1988-1991.

General counsel United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, Washington, 1991—1993. Director, chief counsel subcommittee on international operations & human rights Committee International Relations, 1995—2001, counsel, 2001—2002. United States ambassador to East Timor United States Department State, 2002—2006, special representative social issues, 2006—2009.

Acting United States representative United Nations Economic & Social Council, 2007. Deputy assistant secretary State International Relations, 2008—2009. Writer, counselor, and advocate specializing in refugee protection, human trafficking, and related human rights issues, since 2009.

Membership

Justice of Peace, New Haven, 1973-1975. Delaware Louisiana Republican National Convention, 1976. Member Order of Coif.

Connections

Married Nalani Kaluahine, 1 child, Grover Joseph.