Antony Blinken

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Antony Blinken
Secretary Blinken's Official Department Photo.jpg
Official portrait, 2021
71st United States Secretary of State
Assumed office
January 26, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyWendy Sherman
Preceded byMike Pompeo
18th United States Deputy Secretary of State
In office
January 9, 2015 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byWilliam Joseph Burns
Succeeded byJohn Sullivan
United States Deputy National Security Advisor
In office
January 20, 2013 – January 9, 2015
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byDenis McDonough
Succeeded byAvril Haines
National Security Advisor to the Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2013
Vice PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byJohn P. Hannah
Succeeded byJake Sullivan
Personal details
Born
Antony John Blinken

(1962-04-16) April 16, 1962 (age 59)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Evan Ryan (m. 2002)
Relations
Education

Antony John Blinken (born April 16, 1962)[1][2] is an American politician. Blinken is the 71st and current United States Secretary of State since January 26, 2021. He was the United States Deputy Secretary of State from 2015 to 2017 and Deputy National Security Advisor from 2013 to 2015 under President Barack Obama.

In November 2020, President-elect Joe Biden chose Blinken to be United States Secretary of State.[3] Blinken was confirmed by the Senate on January 26, 2021, in a 78-22 confirmation vote.[4]

He plays guitar and has two songs available on Spotify.[5]

In 2002, he married Evan Ryan. They have two daughters.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Antony Blinken steps into the spotlight with Obama administration role". Washington Post. September 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Antony "Tony" Blinken". Jewish Virtual Library. 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Jakes, Lara; Crowley, Michael; Sanger, David E. (22 November 2020). "Biden Chooses Antony Blinken, Defender of Global Alliances, as Secretary of State". The New York Times. Archived from the original on November 23, 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  4. "Senate confirms Antony Blinken as 71st secretary of state". AP NEWS. 2021-01-26. Retrieved 2021-01-26.
  5. Shaffer, Claire (2020-11-23). "Yes, Biden's Secretary of State Hopeful Antony Blinken Has a Band". Rolling Stone.
  6. Herszenhorn, David (23 November 2020). "Nine things to think about Antony Blinken".