|United States Ambassador to Kuwait|
|President||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||W. Nathaniel Howell|
|Succeeded by||Ryan Crocker|
|United States Ambassador to Australia|
|Preceded by||Genta H. Holmes|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Schieffer|
|United States Ambassador to Jordan|
August 7, 2001 – July 12, 2004
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||William Joseph Burns|
|Succeeded by||David Michael Satterfield|
October 10, 1944 |
|Alma mater||George Washington University;
American University in Cairo
Edward William Gnehm, Jr., also known as Skip Gnehm (born November 10, 1944, Carrollton, Georgia) is an American diplomat who most recently served as the U.S. ambassador to Jordan. He is now a faculty member at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.
Gnehm attended Albany High School and subsequently attended the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he earned a Bachelor's degree in International Affairs in 1966. Berry completed his Master's degree in 1968, and spent one year of his graduate studies at the American University in Cairo under a post-graduate Rotary International Fellowship. He is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and Delta Phi Epsilon (The National Professional Foreign Service Fraternity).
Gnehm joined the U.S. Department of State in 1969 and has forged a long and distinguished diplomatic career. His positions included: Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Personnel for the U.S. Department of State; Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Near East and South Asian Affairs; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Near East and South Asia; Deputy Chief of Mission, American Embassy, Amman, Jordan, and Embassy Sanaa, Yemen; head of the U.S. Liaison Office, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Deputy Principal Officer, U.S. Interests Section, Damascus, Syria.
George Washington University
Throughout his career, Gnehm has remained active at George Washington, having served both on the Board of Trustees, and as the vice president of the George Washington Alumni Association. Continuing in the family tradition, Gnehm’s son Edward attended George Washington University where he received his BA and an MBA.
- 1990 - Presidential Meritorious Service Award for public service as Assistant Secretary of Defense
- 1991 - Presidential Meritorious Service Award for service as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
- 1992 - Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, The George Washington University
- Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service - awarded by Secretary of Defense Carlucci for service in the office of the Secretary of Defense
- Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service - awarded by Secretary of Defense Perry for support to U.S. forces during and after Desert Storm.
Gnehm is married to the former Margaret Scott of Macon, Georgia; together they have two children, Cheryl and Edward III.
- "Edward W. Gnehm, Jr.". George Washington University. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
- Eta Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon, The National Professional Foreign Service Fraternity. http://deltaphiepsilon.net/Chapters/Eta/Eta_V_Directory.html
- Edward Gnehm profile provided by The George Washington University
- Edward Gnehm speaker profile provided by The Camden Conference 2005
- Nomination of Edward William Gnehm, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Kuwait (June 19, 1990)
- President Clinton Names Edward William Gnehm, Jr. as U.S. Ambassador to Australia (February 10, 2000)
W. Nathaniel Howell
|U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait
1991 - 1994
Genta H. Holmes
|U.S. Ambassador to Australia
2000 - 2001
William Joseph Burns
|U.S. Ambassador to Jordan
2001 - 2004
David M. Satterfield