John Caulfield (diplomat)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
John Patrick Caulfield
John Caulfield.jpg
13th Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba
In office
September 12, 2011 – July 20, 2015
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJonathan D. Farrar
Succeeded byJeffrey DeLaurentis
Personal details
Born1951 (age 69–70)
Alma materSaint Joseph's University

John Patrick Caulfield (born 1951)[1] is the former Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba, a position he held from September 2011 to July 2014.[2] Caulfield now works as an independent consultant and an advisor to the Innovadores Foundation.[3]

In September 2008, Caulfield acted as the chargé d'affaires at the American embassy in Venezuela after Ambassador Patrick Duddy was expelled by then-president Hugo Chávez.[4] He resumed the post from July 2010 through July 2011.

Caulfield served in the state department for over 30 years in a variety of posts, including consul general at the American embassy in London and deputy chief of mission at the American embassy in Lima, Peru. Caulfield is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University with a degree in international relations and Latin American studies.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ John Patrick Caulfield (1951–)
  2. ^ "John Caulfield", US Department of State
  3. ^ a b Sara Ashley O'Brien, "Cuban interns get taste of NYC startups", CNN Money, July 31, 2015
  4. ^ Associated Press, "U.S. to send its Ambassador back to Venezuela", NBC News, June 25, 2009