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Thomas Reeve Pickering

also known as Tom Pickering

executive , diplomatist

Thomas Reeve Pickering, American consulting firm executive, retired aerospace transportation executive. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1956-1959. Member Council Foreign Relations, International Institute Strategic Studies, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Pickering, Thomas Reeve was born on November 5, 1931 in Orange, New Jersey, United States. Son of Hamilton R. and Sarah C. (Chasteney) Pickering.

Education

Bowdoin College, United States of America, 1949-1953, Bachelor of Arts. Tufts University, United States of America, 1953-1954, Master of Arts. University of Melbourne, Australia, 1954-1955, Master of Arts.

Spoken languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Swahili, Hebrew.

Career

Joined United States Foreign Service, 1959. Foreign affairs officer Arms Control & Disarmament Agency, 1961. Political adviser to United States delegation to 18 Nation Disarmament Conference United States Department State., Geneva, 1962-1964.

Consul United States Embassy, Zanzibar, 1965-1967, counselor, deputy chief mission Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1967-1969. Deputy director Bureau Politico-Military Affairs United States Department State, Washington, 1969-1973, special assistant to secretary, 1973-1974, executive secretary, 1973-1974, United States ambassador to Jordan Amman, 1974-1978, assistant secretary for oceans, international environmental & science affairs Washington, 1978-1981, United States ambassador to Nigeria Lagos, 1981-1983, United States ambassador to El Salvador San Salvador, 1983-1985, United States ambassador to Israel Tel Aviv, 1985-1988, United States permanent representative to United Nations New York City, 1989-1992, United States ambassador to India New Delhi, 1992-1993, United States ambassador to Russia Federation Moscow, 1993-1996, under secretary for political affairs Washington, 1997—2000. President Eurasia Foundation, 1996-1997.

Senior vice president international relations, member executive council Boeing Company, Chicago, 2001—2006. Vice chairman Hills & Company, Washington, since 2006. Co-chair International Crisis Group (International Crisis Group).

Served in1959 United States Navy, 1956.

Membership

Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1956-1959. Member Council Foreign Relations, International Institute Strategic Studies, Phi Beta Kappa.

  • Member International Institute of Strategic Studies; Council on Foreign Relations.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Foreign relations; woodworking, scuba diving, archaeology.

Connections

Married Alice Jean Stover, November 24, 1955. Children: Timothy R., Margaret S.

father:
Hamilton R. Pickering

mother:
Sarah C. (Chasteney) Pickering

spouse:
Alice Jean Stover

children:
Timothy R. Pickering

Margaret S. Pickering