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John Bellinger Bellinger III, American Lawyer. Vestryman St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Arlington, Virginia, 1991-1994, senior warden, 1993-1994; Board of Governors St. Albans School, Washington, since 1997; member Coun.on Foreign Rels., American Council on Germany.


III, John Bellinger Bellinger was born on March 28, 1960 in Paris. Son of John B. Bellinger Junior and Anne Taliaferro (Tynes) B.


AB, Princeton University, 1982;Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1986;Master of Arts, University of Virginia, 1991.


Associate Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge, Washington, 1986—1988. Special assistant to director Central Intelligence Agency, 1988-1991. Associate, then special counsel Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, 1991-1995.

General counsel Commission on Roles & Capabilities of United States Intelligence Community, 1995—1996. Special counsel United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Washington, 1996. Senior counsel for national security matters criminal division United States Department Justice, 1997-2001.

Senior associate counsel to President, The White House, 2001—2005, legal adviser to National Security Council, 2001—2005. Senior adviser to secretary United States Department State, 2005, legal adviser, 2005—2009. Partner Arnold & Porter LLP, since 2009.

Adjunct senior fellow in international & national security law Council Foreign Relations, since 2009.


Board governors St. Albans School, Washington, 1997—2004, vice chairman, 2003—2004. Vestryman St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Arlington, Virginia, 1991—1994, senior warden, 1993—1994. Trustee Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, Washington, since 2010.

Member of American Society International Law (councilor), American Law Institute, American Council Germany, Council Foreign Relations.


Married Caroline Dawn Renzy, June 9, 1984. Children: Catharine Meade, Ann Thomson.

John B. Bellinger B. Junior

Anne Taliaferro (Tynes) B.

Caroline Dawn Renzy

Catharine Meade III

Ann Thomson III