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Todd Philip Haskell (born 1962)[1] is an American diplomat and career Foreign Service Officer who currently serves as the United States Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs at the United States Department of State from 2015 to 2017. In February 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Haskell for the position of United States Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo.[2] Haskell had originally been nominated for the position by outgoing President Barack Obama in January 2017. When Trump took office, he withdrew Haskell's nomination before reinstating his nomination.[3][4] Haskell was confirmed for the position by the United States Senate on May 18, 2017.

Todd Philip Haskell
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United States Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo
Assumed office
June 26, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byStephanie S. Sullivan
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of African Affairs
In office
2015–2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump
Personal details
Born
Todd Philip Haskell

1962 (age 56–57)
Hewlett Harbor, New York
Spouse(s)Jennifer
Children3
EducationGeorgetown University

Haskell has held diplomatic posts in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2010–2013), Johannesburg, South Africa (2006–2010), Burkina Faso (2003–2006), Mexico City (2001–2003), Tel Aviv, Israel (1996–2000), Poznań, Poland (1992–1993), the Sinai Peninsula (1990–1991), Manila, Philippines (1988–1990), and Karachi, Pakistan (1986–1988).[5] Haskell speaks French, Spanish, and Hebrew.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Straehley, Steve (May 2, 2017). "U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo: Who Is Todd Haskell?". AllGov. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  2. ^ "PN83 — Todd Philip Haskell — Department of State". U.S. Congress. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  3. ^ Halper, Daniel (January 17, 2017). "Obama rushes to fill dozens of federal jobs before leaving office". New York Post. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  4. ^ "PN22 — Todd Philip Haskell — Department of State". U.S. Congress. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Haskell, Todd Philip – Republic of the Congo – January 2017". U.S. Department of State. Archived from the original on 29 March 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2017.

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