John Randle Hamilton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
John Randle Hamilton
United States Ambassador to Guatemala
In office
2003–2005
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Prudence Bushnell
Succeeded by James M. Derham
United States Ambassador to Peru
In office
1999–2002
President Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Preceded by Dennis Jett
Succeeded by John R. Dawson
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs
In office
1998–1999
President Bill Clinton
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central America, the Caribbean, and Cuba
In office
1996–1998
President Bill Clinton
Director of the Office of Central American and Panamanian Affairs
In office
1992–1996
President George H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Political counselor in Lima, Peru
In office
1986–1989
Political counselor in San José, Costa Rica
In office
1989–1992
Personal details
Born 1944 (age 73–74)
Education M.A. in Latin American Studies from Stanford University (1982)
Alma mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1967)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Years of service 1968–1970
Unit U.S. Naval Reserve

John Randle Hamilton (born 1944) is an American diplomat.[1] He served as United States Ambassador to Peru from 1999 to 2002, and as United States Ambassador to Guatemala from 2003 to 2005.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1967, and received an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Stanford University in 1982. From 1968 to 1970, he served in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Career[edit]

He served as political counselor in Lima, Peru from 1986 to 1989 and in San José, Costa Rica from 1989 to 1992. He served as the Director of the Office of Central American and Panamanian Affairs from 1992 to 1996, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central America, the Caribbean and Cuba from 1996 to 1998, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs from 1998 to 1999. He then served as U.S. Ambassador to Peru from 1999 to 2002, and to Guatemala from 2003 to 2005.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Donna, and they have two daughters, Kathryn and Erin.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Dennis Jett
United States Ambassador to Peru
1999–2002
Succeeded by
John R. Dawson
Preceded by
Prudence Bushnell
United States Ambassador to Guatemala
2003–2005
Succeeded by
James M. Derham