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Encyclopedia > Robert Finn (ambassador)

Robert Patrick John Finn (born December 19, 1945) was the first United States ambassador to Afghanistan in more than 20 years, from March 22, 2002 until November 27, 2003. He was succeeded by Zalmay Khalilzad. December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... November 27 is the 331st day (332nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Finn earned a B.A. in American Literature and European History with honors from St. John's University, an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from New York University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University in 1978. He currently holds a professorship there in Turkic studies and international relations. Finn was a member of the Foreign Service from 1978 to 8/2005. In 1992, he opened (as charge d'affaires) the United States embassy to Azerbaijan and served as charge and deputy chief of mission there for three years. He also served as the U.S. ambassador to Tajikistan from 1998 through 2001. He has also served in Turkey, Croatia and Pakistan. Saint Johns University can refer to: College of Saint Benedict/Saint Johns University in St. ... New York University (NYU) is a major research university in New York City. ... Doctor of Philosophy, or Ph. ... Princeton University, incorporated as The Trustees of Princeton University, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is the fourth-oldest institution to conduct higher education in the United States. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Chargé daffaires (Fr. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

Preceded by:
First Ambassador
United States Ambassador to Azerbaijan
(Charge d'affaires ad interim)

1992
Succeeded by:
Richard Monroe Niles
Preceded by:
R. Grant Smith
United States Ambassador to Tajikistan
1998–2001
Succeeded by:
Franklin Huddle
Preceded by:
Adolph Dubs
(Assassinated in 1979)

Ryan C. Crocker
(Charge d'affaires)
United States Ambassador to Afghanistan
2002–2003
Succeeded by:
Zalmay Khalilzad

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Robert P. Finn, Ambassador to Afghanistan (268 words)
Ambassador to Afghanistan Robert P. Finn, at the podium, addressing a crowd of 250 high-ranking Afghan government officials, foreign diplomats and aid workers at a ceremony July 3, 2002 in Kabul, marking the U.S. Independence Day.
The Ambassador is flanked on the right, by four Afghan Vice-Presidents (left to right): Karim Khalili, Marshal Fahim Khan, Hedayat Amin Arsala and Nematullah Shahrani.
Ambassador Finn: "Being a diplomat is endlessly interesting.
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