John R. Bass

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John Bass
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United States Ambassador to Afghanistan
Assumed office
December 12, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byP. Michael McKinley
United States Ambassador to Turkey
In office
October 20, 2014 – July 2016
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyPhilip Kosnett
Preceded byFrancis J. Ricciardone Jr.
Succeeded byPhilip Kosnett
(Chargé d'Affaires a.i)
Executive Secretary of the Department of State
In office
October 8, 2012 – July 18, 2014
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byStephen Mull
Succeeded byJoseph Macmanus
United States Ambassador to Georgia
In office
October 16, 2009 – July 17, 2012
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJohn F. Tefft
Succeeded byRichard Norland
Personal details
Born1964 (age 54–55)
New York, U.S.
Spouse(s)Holly Holzer Bass
Alma materSyracuse University

John R. Bass (born 1964) is an American diplomat. He is the current United States Ambassador to Afghanistan since December 2017. He served as the United States Ambassador to Turkey from 2014 to 2016. He was United States Ambassador to Georgia from 2009 to 2012.[1]

President Donald Trump named him as his choice to become the United States Ambassador to Afghanistan on July 20, 2017.[2] On September 28, 2017, his nomination was confirmed by the Senate.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ambassador Biography". Embassy of the United States Ankara, Turkey. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  2. Bowden, John (July 20, 2017). "Trump to nominate Turkey envoy for ambassador to Afghanistan". The Hill. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  3. Lardner, Richard. "Senate confirms Huntsman as US ambassador to Russia". ABC News. Associated Press. Retrieved September 28, 2017.