Christopher C. Ashby

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Christopher Cox Ashby (born 1946)[1] served as the United States Ambassador to Uruguay under Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, from 1997 to 2001.[2][3][4][5]


Ashby was born in Dallas, Texas.[2] He graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1968, and received an M.B.A. from the University of Texas Graduate School of Business in 1970.[2] At Georgetown, he was Bill Clinton's roommate.[6] He also attended the MIT Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School.[2] He spent four years in the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam.[2]

He worked in international banking, most notably for the Chemical Bank and Chase Manhattan Bank.[2] He has also worked for the United Nations.[2] He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Small Business Administration, and of the Foreign Policy Association of New York. He is married with four children.[2]


Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Thomas J. Dodd, Jr.
United States Ambassador to Uruguay Succeeded by
Martin J. Silverstein