Anne N. Foreman

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Anne Newman Foreman (born ca. 1947) is a United States diplomat, lawyer, and businesswoman, who was General Counsel of the Air Force from 1987 to 1989[1] and United States Under Secretary of the Air Force from May 1, 1989 to January 20, 1993.[2]


Anne N. Foreman was educated at Newbury College, receiving a B.A. in History and French, and an M.A. in History.[3] She also later obtained a J.D. from the Washington College of Law.[3]

After completing her education, Foreman joined the United States Foreign Service, serving in Beirut and Tunis and as a delegate to the 31st Session United Nations General Assembly (1976).[4] In the later 1970s, Foreman practiced law at the law firm of Bracewell & Patterson in Houston and then, from 1979 to 1985, at Boodle Hatfield in London.[4]

In 1985, Foreman took a job at the White House as Associate Director of Presidential Personnel for National Security, a job she held until 1987.[4] She was General Counsel of the Air Force from 1987 to 1989.[4] From September 1987 to January 1993, she was United States Under Secretary of the Air Force.[4]

Foreman has worked in the private sector since leaving government service in 1993, including as a Director of Wackenhut,[4] Ultra Electronics,[5] and Trust Services, Inc.[5] In 1999, she became the court appointed trustee of a claims management company, the National Gypsum Company Bodily Injury Trust, and director and treasurer of a second claims management company, the Asbestos Claims Management Corporation.[5] She joined the Board of the GEO Group in 2002.[5]


Government offices
Preceded by
Eugene R. Sullivan
General Counsel of the Air Force
1987 – 1989
Succeeded by
Preceded by
James F. McGovern
United States Under Secretary of the Air Force
September 1989 – January 1993
Succeeded by
Rudy de Leon