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Career diplomat tipped to replace Blackwill

April 25, 2003 18:58 IST
US career diplomat Jeffrey Davidow is likely to be the next ambassador to India in place of Robert Blackwill, who recently resigned to pursue academics at the Harvard University, sources said.

Davidow is currently the US ambassador to Mexico.

Ambassador Davidow studied at the University of Massachusetts, the University of Minnesota and at Osmania University in Hyderabad.
     
While in the foreign service, he spent one year as a Fellow of the American Political Science Association working as a Congresional staff aide (1979) and another year as a Fellow of the Centre for International Affairs at Harvard University (1982).

He was appointed ambassador to Mexico in 1998 and has been serving  in that capacity since. He has previously served as ambassador to Zambia and Venezuela, and was assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs in 1996.

He has spent much of his 29-year career focusing on Latin America. In addition to his ambassadorial positions, he has
served in US embassies in Guatemala, Chile  and Venezuela.

He was also posted to South Africa and Zimbabwe.