|United States Ambassador to Singapore|
September 10, 2001 – October 11, 2005
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Steven Green|
|Succeeded by||Patricia Herbold|
|Born||October 26, 1957|
|Alma mater||Georgetown University|
Johns Hopkins University
University of Pennsylvania
Franklin L. "Frank" Lavin (October 26, 1957 - ) is a former Republican White House aide who was the political director for Ronald Reagan between 1987–1989, a United States Diplomat, and a bank executive.
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.
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".
- Lavin, Frank, and Henry Kissinger. Home Front to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in World War II. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2017. <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=4791069> ISBN 9780821445921
- Authorities, Leading. "Frank Lavin". www.leadingauthorities.com.
- Biography. "Franklin L. Lavin, Undersecretary for International Trade". ITA.gov.
- 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.
- Newsweek Press Release (12 August 2007). "International Cover: Global Education: The Race is On". Earth Times.
- Report of Inspection: Embassy Singapore (PDF) (Report). Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State. 2005. p. 8. Retrieved 2009-08-24.
- Grossmann, John (17 September 2014). "When Plan to Help Others Sell in China Fails, a Start-Up Changes Tack" – via NYTimes.com.
- Frank Lavin (7 August 2016). "Reagan Republican: Trump is the emperor with no clothes". CNN.
- John Gizzi (14 August 2007). "Remembering Rove". Human Events.
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