Frank Lavin (Franklin L. Lavin) is a native of Canton, Ohio. As Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Lavin headed the International Trade Administration for the United States Department of Commerce from 2005 until 2007.
Lavin served as the United States Ambassador to Singapore from 2001 to 2005. A 2005 report by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State praised Lavin's leadership in this position, calling him "a strong leader with a high degree of intellectual curiosity who wants to be kept well-briefed by all agencies, and yet lets people do their jobs without micromanaging".
Under Secretary Lavin earned a B.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University; a M.S. in Chinese language from Georgetown University; a M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University; and a M.B.A. in Finance at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
- United States Department of Commerce press release (28 October 2005). "Gutierrez lauds Senate for voting to confirm Franklin L. Lavin as Under Secretary for International Trade". ITA.doc.gov.
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- Biography. "Franklin L. Lavin, Undersecretary for International Trade". ITA.gov.
- Report of Inspection: Embassy Singapore (Report). Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State. 2005. pp. 8. http://oig.state.gov/documents/organization/126685.pdf. Retrieved 2009-08-24.
- John Gizzi (14 August 2007). "Remembering Rove". Human Events.
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