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Name: Taylor, William
Current Position: Previous Ambassador

William B. served as the United States Ambassador to Ukraine beginning on May 26, 2006. Taylor graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. As an infantry officer in the US Army, he served in Vietnam and Germany.

Previously, he served in Brussels as deputy defense advisor at the US Mission to NATO, in Washington on the staff of Senator Bill Bradley, at the National Defense University and in the US Department of Energy.
In Washington, he served with the rank of ambassador as coordinator of US assistance to the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (1992-2002), and in Kabul, he was coordinator of US aid and international assistance to Afghanistan (2002-2003). From 2004-2005, he served in Baghdad as Director at the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office.
Until February 2006 he was the US government’s representative to the Quartet’s effort to facilitate the Israeli disengagement from Gaza and parts of the West Bank, led by Special Envoy James Wolfensohn in Jerusalem.

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