Stanley Tuemler Escudero

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Stanley Tuemler Escudero
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United States Ambassador to Tajikistan
In office
October 19, 1992 – June 1, 1995
President George H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Preceded by Edmund McWilliams
Succeeded by R. Grant Smith
United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan
In office
October 12, 1995 – October 3, 1997
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Henry Lee Clarke
Succeeded by Joseph A. Presel
United States Ambassador to Azerbaijan
In office
December 4, 1997 – October 1, 2000
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Richard Kauzlarich
Succeeded by Ross L. Wilson
Personal details
Born c. 1942
Daytona Beach, Florida
Profession Career FSO

Stanley Tuemler Escudero (born 10 March 1942) is a retired American diplomat who served in the U.S. foreign service in multiple capacities. He was U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan, 1992–1995, U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan, 1995–1997, and U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan, 1997-2000.

Life[edit]

Escudero was born in Daytona Beach, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida in 1965.

Escudero first came to prominence for his outspoken views on Iran in the 1970s. While serving in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in the mid 1970s, he questioned the Shah's longevity in power. This challenge to the basic tenets of U.S. policy in the region would probably have ended his career, had the shah not proved him right soon thereafter. As the Iranian revolution was unfolding, Escudero was sent back to Iran with the mission of getting out in the street and finding out what was happening.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Edmund McWilliams
United States Ambassador to Tajikistan
1992-1995
Succeeded by
R. Grant Smith
Preceded by
Henry Lee Clarke
United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan
1995-1997
Succeeded by
Joseph A. Presel
Preceded by
Richard Kauzlarich
United States Ambassador to Azerbaijan
1997-2000
Succeeded by
Ross L. Wilson