Jon Meade Huntsman Jr. is an American politician, businessman, and diplomat who served as the 16th Governor of Utah from 2005 to 2009, and as United States Ambassador to Singapore from 1992 to 1993, and China from 2009 to 2011.
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The following individuals served as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore.
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2010 Commencement Address by Jon Huntsman, Jr. by University of Pennsylvania
He has served in the administrations of five U.S. Presidents and was a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
Interview with Jon Huntsman by ABC News
In January 2014, Huntsman was named Chairman of the Washington-based foreign policy think-tank the Atlantic Council.
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The Atlantic Council is a think tank in the field of international affairs.
It has been reported he was chosen to be the next Ambassador to Russia in March of 2017.
Huntsman began his career as a White House staff assistant for Ronald Reagan, and was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and United States Ambassador to Singapore by George H.W. Bush.
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Later as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative under George W. Bush, he launched global trade negotiations in Doha in 2001 and guided the accession of China into the World Trade Organization.
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He also served as CEO of his family-owned Huntsman Corporation and chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
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The Huntsman Cancer Foundation is a 501 non-profit charity dedicated to fundraising for the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
In 2009, he was appointed United States Ambassador to China by Barack Obama.
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While Governor, he was named Chairman of the Western Governors Association, and joined the Executive Committee of the National Governors Association.
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Under his leadership, Utah was named the best managed state in America by the Pew Center on the States.
He won re-election in 2008 with nearly 78% of the vote and left office with approval ratings over 80%.