Deborah K. Jones

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Deborah Jones
Deborah K. Jones ambassador.jpg
United States Ambassador to Libya
In office
June 20, 2013 – November 19, 2015
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Christopher Stevens
Succeeded by Peter Bodde
United States Ambassador to Kuwait
In office
April 28, 2008 – June 30, 2011
President George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded by Richard LeBaron
Succeeded by Matthew Tueller
Personal details
Born 1956 (age 61–62)
Spouse(s) Richard Olson
Alma mater Brigham Young University
National Defense University

Deborah Kay Jones (born 1956) is an American diplomat and the former United States Ambassador to Libya.[1][2] Prior to her appointment in Libya, she was the United States Ambassador to Kuwait from 2008 to 2011.[3]

Life[edit]

Jones grew up in Arizona.[4] She graduated from Sahuaro High School in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated from Brigham Young University, and from National Defense University.

She is married to Richard G. Olson, the former U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.[5][6]

Jones' service as U.S. Ambassador to Libya became non-residential on July 26, 2014, when the Tripoli embassy was closed and diplomatic activities were moved to the U.S. Embassy in Valletta, Malta.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gordon, Michael R. "Obama Meets Libyan Premier and Names Envoy". The New York Times (March 13, 2013). Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Ambassador | Embassy of the United States Tripoli, Libya". Libya.usembassy.gov. 2013-06-26. Retrieved 2013-10-09.
  3. ^ "Jones, Deborah K." U.S. Department of State. Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Website Management. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  4. ^ "New US ambassador named". Libya Herald. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Ambassador Deborah K. Jones". U.S. Embassy Kuwait. U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Olson, Richard". U.S. Department of State. Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Website Management. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  7. ^ https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/jones-deborah-kay

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Richard LeBaron
United States Ambassador to Kuwait
2008–2011
Succeeded by
Matthew Tueller
Preceded by
Christopher Stevens
United States Ambassador to Libya
2013–2015
Succeeded by
Peter Bodde