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Encyclopedia > Thomas R. Pickering

Thomas Reeve "Tom" Pickering (born November 5, 1931), is a retired United States Ambassador. A native of Orange, New Jersey, he served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 1989 to 1992. November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... This is a list of ambassadors from the United States. ... Map of City of Orange in Essex County The City of Orange Township is a City located in Essex County, New Jersey. ... United States Ambasadors to the United Nations, full title, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations (also known as the... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...

From 1997 to 2001, he served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, the number three position at the State Department. Following the resignation of Secretary of State Warren Christopher in 1996, Pickering was reportedly a top contender for the post, but was ultimately passed over in favor of then-UN Ambassador Madeleine Albright. [1]. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... Warren Minor Christopher (born October 27, 1925) is an American diplomat and lawyer. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Joseph Medill Patterson Albright. ...

His four decade long career in Foreign Service included ambassadorships in Russia (1993-1996), India (1992-1993), Israel (1985-1988), El Salvador (1983-1985), Nigeria (1981-1983), and Jordan (1974-1978). From 1978 to 1981, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. Earlier in his career, he was assigned to the U.S. embassy in Tanzania and later as Special Assistant to Secretaries of State William P. Rogers and Henry Kissinger. The United States Foreign Service is a personnel system established under the Foreign Service Act. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... This article is about the year. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... William Pierce Rogers (June 23, 1913 – January 2, 2001) was an American politician, who served as a Cabinet officer in the administrations of two U.S. Presidents in the third quarter of the 20th century. ... Henry Kissinger circa 1970s. ...

He graduated cum laude from Bowdoin College and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a Master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Upon graduation from Tufts, he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and attended the University of Melbourne in Australia. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations Board of Directors and the Advisory Board of Eurasia Group, the political risk consultancy. He is fluent in the Arabic, French, Hebrew, Spanish, and Swahili languages. Bowdoin College is a private liberal arts college, founded in 1794, located in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. ... The Phi Beta Kappa Key The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an academic honor society with the mission of fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ... The Cabot Intercultural Center of The Fletcher School at Tufts University The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, also called simply The Fletcher School, is the oldest graduate school of international relations in the United States. ... Tufts University is a private university located in Medford, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. ... The Fulbright Program is a program of educational grants (Fulbright Fellowships), founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright, and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and by governments in other countries. ... The Old Quad Building, formerly Old Law The University of Melbourne, located in Melbourne, Victoria, is the second oldest university in Australia, after the University of Sydney. ... The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a think tank which describes itself as dedicated to increasing Americas understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. ... Eurasia Group is a global political risk consultancy, founded in 1998. ... The Arabic language (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), or simply Arabic (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Hebrew (עִבְרִית ‘Ivrit) is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken by more than seven million people in Israel and Jewish communities around the world. ... This article is about the language. ...

He retired from the Foreign Service in 2001, and served as Senior Vice President for International Relations at Boeing from then until 2006. He is a resident of Arlington County, Virginia. The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA)(TYO: 7661 ) is the worlds largest aircraft manufacturer, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with its largest production facilities in Everett, Washington, about 30 miles north of Seattle, Washington. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arlington County is an urban county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the U.S., directly across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. Originally part of the District of Columbia, by an act of Congress July 9, 1846, this area south of the Potomac was retroceded to Virginia effective...

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Preceded by:
Vernon A. Walters
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.
Succeeded by:
Edward J. Perkins
Preceded by:
Deane R. Hinton
United States Ambassador
to El Salvador

1983 - 1985
Succeeded by:
Edwin G. Corr
United States Ambassadors to the United Nations U.N. Flag
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