Laurence Pope (second from right) at the burial service for Major Pope (his father), Arlington National Cemetery, September 15, 2009
|16th United States Ambassador to Chad|
September 3, 1993 – June 26, 1996
|Preceded by||Richard Wayne Bogosian|
|Succeeded by||David C. Halsted|
|Chargé d’Affaires of United States in Libya|
October 11, 2012 – January 4, 2013
|Preceded by||J. Christopher Stevens (As Ambassador)|
|Succeeded by||William Roebuck|
|Born||Laurence Everett Pope II
September 24, 1945
New Haven, Connecticut
Laurence Everett Pope II (born September 24, 1945) is an American diplomat. He was the United States Ambassador to Chad from 1993 to 1996 and former US Chargé d’Affaires to Libya. Pope held a number of senior posts in the Department of State. He was the Director for Northern Gulf Affairs (1987–1990), Associate Director for Counter-Terrorism (1991–1993), U.S. Ambassador to Chad (1993–1996), and Political Advisor to General Zinni USMC, Commander-in-Chief of United States Central Command (1997–2000).
In 2000, President Bill Clinton nominated him as Ambassador to Kuwait but his appointment was not confirmed by the Senate.
Ambassador Pope retired from the U.S. Foreign Service on October 2, 2000 after 31 years of service. He continues to consult with various institutions and is a respected arabist. A graduate of Bowdoin College, Pope also had advanced studies at Princeton University and is a graduate of the U.S. Department of State Senior Seminar, a Senior Fellow at the Armed Forces Staff College. He speaks Arabic and French, and resides in Portland, Maine.
- Letters (1694–1700) of François de Callières to the Marquis d’Huxelles (Edwin Mellen Press, 2004)
- "Advice and Contempt", Foreign Service Journal, April 2001, Vo. 78, No. 4.
- Political Graveyard: Pope Retrieved December 3, 2009
- Laurence Pope, Retired Ambassador, United States of America, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.
- "090915-M-9054G-078". US Department of Defense Current Photos. September 15, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-03.
- New US Charge dAffairs starts his work in Libya, Kuwait News Agency.
- U.S. picks retired diplomat to serve as envoy in Libya, Reuters.
- New U.S. charge d'affaires lands in Libya, UPI.
- United States Department of State: Chiefs of Mission for Chad
- United States Department of State: Chad
- United States Embassy in N'Djamena
Richard Wayne Bogosian
|United States Ambassador to Chad
David C. Halsted
J. Christopher Stevens
|United States Ambassador to Libya