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ambassador , Federal agency administrator

William Joseph Burns, American federal agency administrator, former ambassador.


Burns, William Joseph was born in April 1956 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States.


Bachelor in History, LaSalle University, 1978. Master International Relations, Oxford University. Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, 1981.


With United States Foreign Service, since 1982, political officer Amman, Jordan, 1982—1984, staff member Bureau Near East Affairs, staff member Office of Deputy Secretary State, minister-counselor for political affairs Moscow. Special assistant to President, senior director Near East, South Asian Affairs National Security Council. Acting director, principal deputy director policy planning staff United States Department State, executive secretary, special assistant to secretary, United States ambassador to Kingdom of Jordan Amman, 1998—2001, assistant secretary Bureau Near Eastern Affairs Washington, 2001—2005, interim under secretary for political affairs, 2005, United States ambassador to Russian Federation Moscow, 2005—2008, under secretary for political affairs Washington, since 2008.


Married Lisa Carty, 2 children.

Lisa Carty