Hans G. Klemm

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Hans Klemm
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United States Ambassador to Romania
Assumed office
September 21, 2015
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump
Preceded byDean Richard Thompson (acting)
United States Ambassador to East Timor
In office
July 4, 2007 – February 20, 2010
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded byGary Gray
Succeeded byJudith Fergin
Personal details
Hans George Klemm

(1957-08-21) August 21, 1957 (age 62)
Alma materIndiana University, Bloomington
Stanford University

Hans George Klemm (born August 21, 1957) is an American diplomat who served as the United States ambassador to East Timor from June 12, 2007 to May 25, 2010, from September 21, 2015 is serving as United States Ambassador to Romania. He was succeeded by Judith Fergin in East Timor.

Klemm graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Economics and History, and from Stanford University with an M.A in International Development Policy.

He joined the United States Foreign Service in 1981 and was promoted into the Senior Foreign Service in 2001.[1][2]

From 2012 to 2015 he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of Human Resources. As of January 2015, Klemm served as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Management at the Department of State. In March 2015 President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Klemm as U.S. Ambassador to Romania. In September 2015, Klemm assumed the duties of U.S. Ambassador to Romania.

In 2016, Hans G. Klemm, the United States Ambassador to Romania, together with other local officials, were pictured with a Szekler flag during his visit to Szeklerland. The photo was posted by the mayor of Sfântu Gheorghe on Facebook. The reactions of the politicians in Bucharest were turbulent.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Klemm, Hans G". State.gov. Archived from the original on 2010-08-28. Retrieved 2010-09-18.
  2. ^ "Hans G. Klemm". Nndb.com. Retrieved 2010-09-18.
  3. ^ "US Embassy: Klemm ambassador to all of Romania; MAE: Visiting diplomats need to consider." www.agerpres.ro. September 14, 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Hans G. Klemm at Wikimedia Commons

Political offices
Preceded by
Gary Gray
United States Ambassador to East Timor
Succeeded by
Judith Fergin
Preceded by
Dean Richard Thompson
United States Ambassador to Romania