Christopher W.S. Ross

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Christopher W.S. Ross
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United States Ambassador to Algeria
In office
August 12, 1988 – August 14, 1991
Preceded byL. Craig Johnstone
Succeeded byMary Ann Casey
United States Ambassador to Syria
In office
August 2, 1991 – March 22, 1998
Preceded byEdward Djerejian
Succeeded byRyan Crocker
Personal details
Born (1943-03-03) March 3, 1943 (age 76)
Quito, Ecuador
ProfessionDiplomat, Career Ambassador

Christopher W.S. Ross (born October 4, 1943 in Quito, Ecuador) is a former United States diplomat who served as United States Ambassador to Algeria and Syria. On January 7, 2009 he was appointed as the UN envoy to Western Sahara.


He was until recently a special adviser for the Middle East and North Africa at the U.S. mission to the United Nations. His father was Ambassador Claude Gordon "Tony" Ross. In 2003 he was the US State Department Senior Adviser for Arab World Public Diplomacy.[1]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ US State Department profile on Ross

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
L. Craig Johnstone
U.S. Ambassador to Algeria
Succeeded by
Mary Ann Casey
Preceded by
Edward Peter Djerejian
U.S. Ambassador to Syria
Succeeded by
Ryan Clark Crocker