John E. Lange

John E. Lange (born 1948)[1] was the "United States Avian Influenza and Pandemic Ambassador".[2]

John Lange
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Special Representative on Avian and Pandemic Influenza
In office
March 5, 2006 – February 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byKerri-Ann Jones
Inspector General of the Department of State
Acting
In office
August 3, 2004 – August 23, 2004
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byAnne W. Patterson (Acting)
Succeeded byCameron Hume (Acting)
United States Ambassador to Botswana
In office
December 15, 1999 – August 8, 2002
PresidentBill Clinton
George W. Bush
Preceded byBob Krueger
Succeeded byJoseph Huggins
United States Ambassador to Tanzania
Acting
In office
January 1998 – September 17, 1998
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byBrady Anderson
Succeeded byCharles Stith
Personal details
Born1948 (age 71–72)
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison (BA, JD)
National Defense University (MS)

EducationEdit

In 1975 he graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School and was admitted to the bar in Wisconsin (and to the New York bar in 1979). He is a "distinguished graduate" of the National War College of National Defense University (1996).[2]

State DepartmentEdit

Ambassador John E. Lange retired from the Foreign Service in February 2009. Prior to retirement, John served in the U.S. Department of State as the Special Representative on Avian and Pandemic Influenza, Deputy Inspector General, Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator, and Associate Dean for Leadership and Management at the Foreign Service Institute. Earlier, he served as U.S. Ambassador to Botswana. As Chargé d'Affaires, he led the American Embassy in Dar es Salaam at the time of the terrorist bombing on August 7, 1998. He worked for the Global Health Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2009-2013. He began work at the United Nations Foundation in 2013[3]. He and his wife have one daughter, who grew up in Togo, Switzerland, Tanzania, Botswana, and Northern Virginia and who received the FSYF's Una Chapman Cox Award for Domestic Community Service in 2005.[2]

United Nations FoundationEdit

Ambassador John E. Lange (Ret.) serves as the United Nations Foundation’s Senior Fellow for Global Health Diplomacy and as the primary focal point for the UN Foundation's global health diplomacy activities. A pioneer in the field of global health diplomacy and a leader in pandemic preparedness and response, he has held leadership positions in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and the Measles & Rubella Initiative.

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Staet Department Historian".
  2. ^ a b c "US Govt Bio".
  3. ^ https://unfoundation.org/who-we-are/our-people/john-e-lange/, John E. Lange, United Nations Foundation

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Brady Anderson
United States Ambassador to Tanzania
Acting

1998
Succeeded by
Charles Stith
Preceded by
Bob Krueger
United States Ambassador to Botswana
1999–2002
Succeeded by
Joseph Huggins