John R. Bolton

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John R. Bolton
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27th United States National Security Advisor
Assumed office
April 9, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
DeputyRicky L. Waddell
Preceded byH. R. McMaster
25th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
August 1, 2005 – December 9, 2006
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Secretary-GeneralKofi Annan
Preceded byJohn Danforth
Succeeded byZalmay Khalilzad
3rd Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
In office
May 11, 2001 – July 31, 2005
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byJohn D. Holum
Succeeded byRobert Joseph
18th Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
In office
May 5, 1989 – January 19, 1993
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byRichard S. Williamson
Succeeded byDouglas J. Bennet
Personal details
John Robert Bolton

(1948-11-20) November 20, 1948 (age 70)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Gretchen Bolton
ChildrenJennifer Sarah Bolton
Alma materYale University (B.A, J.D)
ProfessionLawyer, diplomat
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
UnitMaryland Army National Guard

John Robert Bolton (born November 20, 1948) is an American lawyer and diplomat. He is the 27th and current United States National Security Advisor since April 9, 2018. He has served in several Republican administrations. Bolton served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from August 2005 until December 2006 as a recess appointee by President George W. Bush.[1] He resigned in December 2006.

On March 22, 2018, President Donald Trump announced his appointment as National Security Advisor, to take office on April 9, 2018.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jennifer Senior (January 1, 2006). "Bolton in a China Shop". New York.
  2. realDonaldTrump (March 22, 2018). "I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend. There will be an official contact handover on 4/9" (Tweet). Retrieved March 22, 2018.