Robert P. Jackson

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Robert Jackson
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United States Ambassador to Ghana
Assumed office
February 3, 2016
President Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Preceded by Melinda Tabler-Stone (Acting)
United States Ambassador to Cameroon
In office
October 19, 2010 – October 5, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Janet Garvey
Succeeded by Michael Hoza
Personal details
Born 1956 (age 60–61)
Tennessee, U.S.
Alma mater Bowdoin College
George Washington University
National Defense University

Robert Porter Jackson (born 1956 in Tennessee)[1][2] is an American foreign service officer and diplomat. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor. From 2013 to 2015 he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. He was the United States Ambassador to Cameroon.[3] Prior to that he was Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d'Affaires, a.i., at the U.S. Embassies in Morocco and Senegal. Mr. Jackson has also served as Director of the Office for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy; Coordinator of the Entry-Level Officer Training Program; and Country Officer for Botswana, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. His other overseas postings include Burundi, Canada, Côte d'Ivoire, Portugal and Zimbabwe. He received his B.A. from Bowdoin College, his M.A. from The George Washington University and his M.S. from National Defense University.[4]


  1. ^ Robert Porter Jackson (1956–)
  2. ^ "U.S. Ambassador to Ghana: Who Is Robert Jackson?". AllGov. January 22, 2016. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ "List of Chiefs of Mission as of June 6, 2011" (PDF). U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts, 06/25/10". U.S. White House. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Janet Garvey
United States Ambassador to Cameroon
Succeeded by
Michael Hoza
Preceded by
Melinda Tabler-Stone
United States Ambassador to Ghana