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Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick is an American diplomat and career member of the Senior Foreign Service who is the United States Ambassador to East Timor.[1] She has served as a diplomat since 1983. Fitzpatrick is the former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the United States Department of State. She was nominated to be the United States Ambassador to East Timor on July 25, 2017.[2] She was confirmed by the Senate on November 2, 2017.[1] She was sworn in on December 22, 2017.

Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick
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United States Ambassador to East Timor
Assumed office
January 19, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byKaren Clark Stanton
Personal details
BornHyattsville, Maryland, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Dayton
Georgetown University
National War College


  1. ^ a b "PN815 — Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick — Department of State". Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  2. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts". The White House. July 19, 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.