|United States Ambassador to Egypt|
March 14, 2008 – 2011
|President||George W. Bush
|Preceded by||Francis J. Ricciardone, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Anne W. Patterson|
|Political Counselor in Baghdad|
|United States Ambassador to Syria|
December 12, 2003 – 2005
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Theodore H. Kattouf|
|Succeeded by||Stephen A. Seche|
|Born||1949 (age 67–68)
|Alma mater||University of Tennessee
University of Michigan
Scobey graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Memphis, Tennessee in 1967. She earned a B.A. and an M.A. in History from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Scobey pursued doctoral studies in History at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
As a United States Foreign Service Officer, Scobey served at the U.S. embassies in many Middle and Near Eastern countries. She was the Deputy Chief of Mission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from September 2001 to November 2003, before receiving her first appointment as ambassador, to Syria. She was recalled from Syria in 2005 after the assassination of the Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. Scobey served as Political Counselor in Baghdad from 2006 to 2007.
In February 2008, she was nominated and confirmed as the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt.
"The U.S. is interested in a political change in Egypt, but that the US government won't dictate the path which Cairo must follow."
- Sullivan, Bartholomew (January 31, 2011). "Ambassador, a former Memphian, describes events in Egypt as 'pretty unpredictable'". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
- "Her Excellency Margaret Scobey". Washington Diplomat.
- "Ambassador Margaret Scobey". Embassy of the United States, Cairo Egypt.
- "Obama to Mubarak: Orderly transition 'must begin now'". USA Today. February 1, 2011.
- Embassy biography
- "Roundtable on President Obama’s Speech The Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University", July 8, 2009
- "Principles and partnership". Al-Ahram. 5 November 2008.
- "Margaret Scobey, U.S Ambassador in Cairo, Egypt", Soundcloud, March 21, 2011
- on YouTube
- "Meeting with Ambassador Margaret Scobey", Huffington Post, Dal LaMagna, July 1, 2007
- "Margaret Scobey, the current United States Ambassador", Yahoo News
Theodore H. Kattouf
|United States Ambassador to Syria
Stephen A. Seche
Francis J. Ricciardone, Jr.
|United States Ambassador to Egypt
Anne W. Patterson