Peter Burleigh

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Peter Burleigh
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United States Ambassador to India
Acting
In office
July 1, 2011 – April 24, 2012
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byTim Roemer
Succeeded byNancy Jo Powell
In office
January 15, 2009 – August 11, 2009
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byDavid Mulford
Succeeded byTim Roemer
United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Acting
In office
August 18, 1998 – September 7, 1999
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byBill Richardson
Succeeded byRichard Holbrooke
United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives
In office
January 19, 1996 – August 1, 1997
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byTeresita Schaffer
Succeeded byShaun Donnelly
Coordinator for Counterterrorism
In office
November 22, 1991 – November 23, 1992
PresidentGeorge H.W. Bush
Preceded byMorris D. Busby
Succeeded byThomas E. McNamara (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1942-03-07) March 7, 1942 (age 77)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
EducationColgate University (BA)

Albert Peter Burleigh (born March 7, 1942) is a United States Foreign Service officer and diplomat. He is a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy.

Biography[edit]

Burleigh was born March 7, 1942 in Los Angeles, California.

Albert Burleigh graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1963.[1] He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal from 1963 to 1965, during which time he mastered the Nepali language.[2] In addition to that language, he speaks Bengali, Hindi, and Sinhalese.[3]

He served as United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka 1995–97, serving concurrently as Ambassador to the Maldives.[4] In 1998–99 he was chargé d'affaires of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. In 1999 President Clinton nominated Burleigh for the post of United States Ambassador to the Philippines and Palau, but the U.S. Senate never acted upon the nomination, and it was eventually withdrawn.[4] In 2009 and again in 2011 he was appointed chargé d'affaires of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, pending appointments first of Timothy Roemer and of Nancy Jo Powell as ambassador.[5][6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nomination of Albert Peter Burleigh for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism". George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  2. ^ "Peter Burleigh". NNDB.
  3. ^ "Ambassador Peter Burleigh". Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations.
  4. ^ a b "Albert Peter Burleigh". U. S. Department of State. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  5. ^ "New US Mission Head To New Delhi Takes Charge". IndiaServer.com. April 6, 2009. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  6. ^ "Obama appoints gay man interim ambassador to India". GayPolitics.com. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  7. ^ "CHARGÉ D'AFFAIRES A. PETER BURLEIGH". U.S. Embassy, New Delhi.
  8. ^ "Burleigh is U.S. Chargé d'Affaires". The Hindu. July 2, 2011.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Morris D. Busby
Coordinator for Counterterrorism
1991–1992
Succeeded by
Thomas E. McNamara
Acting
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Teresita Schaffer
United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives
1996–1997
Succeeded by
Shaun Donnelly
Preceded by
Bill Richardson
United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Acting

1998–1999
Succeeded by
Richard Holbrooke
Preceded by
David Mulford
United States Ambassador to India
Acting

2009
Succeeded by
Tim Roemer
Preceded by
Tim Roemer
United States Ambassador to India
Acting

2011–2012
Succeeded by
Nancy Jo Powell