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Name: Wayne, Earl Anthony
Current Position: Former Ambassador
Earl Anthony Wayne was nominated by President Bush to be Ambassador of the United States to Argentina on April 4, 2006, and the Senate confirmed his nomination on July 28, 2006. Wayne was born in 1950 in Concord, California. He earned his BA in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972, and subsequently received an MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, an MA from Princeton University, and another MA from Stanford University. He joined the Foreign Service in 1975. Early in his career, Wayne was posted as a political officer in Rabat, Morocco, and as an analyst of Chinese domestic and foreign policies in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Wayne was Special Assistant to Secretaries of State Alexander Haig and George Shultz from 1981 to 1983, and from 1984 to 1987, he served as First Secretary at the embassy in Paris. From 1987 to 1989, Wayne took a leave of absence from the Foreign Service and worked as National Security Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor
From 1989 to 1991, Wayne was Director for Regional Affairs for the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Counter-Terrorism, formulating and implementing counter-terrorism policy cooperation during the first Iraq war and the fall of the Iron Curtain. From June 1991 to June 1993, he was Director for Western European Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC). Wayne was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the European Union from July 1993 until July 1996, served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Canada from 1996 to 1997, and as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the bureau of European Affairs from 1997 until spring 2000. From June 2000 to June 2006, he was Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, where he played a lead role coordinating reconstruction assistance to countries hit by the December 2004 Asian tsunami, and the international response to the October 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. Wayne speaks French. 

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