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William Anthony Stanton, American diplomat. Member American Foreign Service Association, Phi Beta Kappa.


Stanton, William Anthony was born on January 17, 1947 in Jersey City. Son of Harold Arthur Stanton and Armen Katherine Kharajian.


Bachelor, Fordham University, 1968. Master of Arts, University North Carolina, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1978.


Joined Foreign Service United States Department State, 1978. Consular United States Embassy, Beirut, 1979—1981. Staff assistant Secretary North-East S Asian Affairs United States Department State, 1982—1983.

Political officer United States Embassy, Beijing, 1987-1990. Senior training Hoover Institution, Stanford, California, 1990-1991. Political-military affairs officer United States Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1991-1993, minister counselor for political affairs Beijing, 1995-1998.

Special assistant for East Asian affairs United States Department State, Washington, 1993-1994, deputy director Office Chinese & Mongolian affairs, 1994-1995, senior seminar, 1998-1999, director Office United Nations Political Affairs, 1999-2001, director Office Egyptian & Northern African Affairs, 2001—2003. Deputy chief of mission United States Embassy, Canberra, 2003—2005, chargé d'affaires ad interim, 2005—2006, deputy chief of mission Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2006—2009. Director The American Institute in Taiwan (Academy of Information Technology), Taipei, since 2009.


Member American Foreign Service Association, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Karen Clark Stanton, September 14, 1984. Children: Katherine Ruth, Elizabeth Armen.

Harold Arthur Stanton

Armen Katherine Kharajian

Karen Clark Stanton

Katherine Ruth Stanton

Elizabeth Armen Stanton