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Thomas R. Pickering
Thomas Pickering (b. November 5, 1931), is a retired U.S. diplomat. He served as US Ambassador to the United Nations from 1989 to 1992. From 1997 to 2001, he served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, the number three position at the State Department. His four decade long career in Foreign Service included ambassadorships in Russia (1993-1996), India (1992-1993), Israel (1985-1988), El Salvador (1983-1985), Nigeria (1981-1983), and Jordan (1974-1978). Since retiring from the Foreign Service in 2001, he has served as Senior Vice President for International Relations at Boeing.
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