Thomas Bolling Robertson

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Thomas B. Robertson. U.S. State Dept. photo

Thomas Bolling Robertson (born 1950) was a career foreign service officer, ambassador, and member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor. He was the U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia 2004–2007. President George W. Bush nominated Robertson as U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia on February 6, 2004. The U.S. Senate confirmed his nomination on May 6, 2004, and he was sworn in by Secretary Powell as Ambassador on September 16, 2004. After his return from Slovenia, he was the Dean of the Leadership and Management School of the Foreign Service Institute of the Department of State from 2007 until his retirement in 2010.

Ambassador Robertson served twice at the American Embassy in Budapest, Hungary, as Chief of the Political Section (1990–1993) and as the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) from 1998 until March 2001. From March until August 2001, he served in Hungary as the U.S. Chargé d'Affaires a.i. Between tours in Budapest, Ambassador Robertson served as the Law Enforcement Counselor at the American Embassy in Moscow from 1995-1997. Ambassador Robertson was the Director for Russian Affairs at the National Security Council from 2001-2002 when he returned to the Department of State to serve as a Career Development Officer in the Senior Level Division of the Bureau of Human Resources.[1]

Ambassador Robertson is retired and has served on a number of NGO boards, most recently for AFS-USA, a student exchange organization, from 2011-17.



Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Johnny Young
United States Ambassador to Slovenia
Succeeded by
Yousif Ghafari