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John Dimitri Negroponte

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John Dimitri Negroponte, American former federal agency administrator, former Director of National Intelligence. Recipient Golden Plate award, Academy Achievement, 2006.


Negroponte, John Dimitri was born on July 21, 1939 in London. Son of Dimitri John and Catherine (Coumantaros) Negroponte.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1960.


Commissioned foreign service officer United States Department State, 1960. Vice consul Hong Kong, 1961—1963. 2nd secretary Saigon, 1964—1968.

Member United States Delaware to Paris Peace Talks on Vietnam, 1968—1969. Member staff National Security Council, 1970—1973. Political counselor American Embassy, Quito, Ecuador, 1973—1975, consul general Thessaloniki, Greece, 1975—1977.

Deputy assistant secretary for oceans & fisheries affairs United States Department State, Washington, 1977—1979, deputy assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs, 1980—1981, United States ambassador to Honduras Tegucigalpa, 1981—1985, assistant secretary for oceans and international environmental and science affairs Washington, 1985—1987. Deputy assistant to President for national security affairs National Security Council, 1987—1989. United States ambassador to Mexico United States Department State, Mexico City, 1989—1993, United States ambassador to The Philippines Manilla, 1993—1996, special coordinator for post-1999 United States presence in Panama, 1996—1997.

Executive vice president global markets McGraw-Hill Companies, New York City, 1997—2001. Permanent United States representative to United Nations United States Department State, 2001—2004, United States ambassador to Iraq Baghdad, 2004—2005. Director Office National Intelligence, Washington, 2005—2007.

Deputy secretary United States Department State, 2007—2009.


Co-president United States/Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange, 1997—2001. Chairman The French-American Foundation, 1998—2001. Member executive committee United States Council for International Business, 1998—2001.

Member of Foreign Policy Association, American Academy Diplomacy, Council on Foreign Relations, American Foreign Service Association.


  • Other Interests

    Swimming, skiing, reading, history.


Married Diana Mary Villiers, December 14, 1976. Children: Marina, Alexandra, John, George, Sophia.

Dimitri John Negroponte

Catherine (Coumantaros) Negroponte

Diana Mary Villiers

Marina Negroponte

Alexandra Negroponte

John Negroponte

George Negroponte

Sophia Negroponte