U.S. Department of State
BIOGRAPHY

Leslie M. Alexander
Ambassador to Ecuador
Mr. Alexander was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador on July 17, 1996, and presented his credentials on August 5, 1996. He previously served as Ambassador to Mauritius and to the Comoros from 1993 until 1996. He was Deputy Chief of Mission and then Charge d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Haiti from 1991 to 1993 after serving as Deputy Director for Caribbean Affairs at the Department of State for two years.
From 1986 to 1989 he was Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Rome. Earlier assignments include Principal Officer at Porto Alegre, Brazil; Economic Officer at the Embassy at Madrid; Program Officer for Mexico in the Bureau of International Narcotics Matters at the State Department; Consul in Krakow, Poland; Consular and Economic Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Norway and Vice Consul in Georgetown, Guyana. He joined the Foreign Service in 1971.
Ambassador Alexander was born in Germany on November 9, 1948. He has a B.A. from the University of Maryland, a M.A. from the U.S. Naval War College and a M.S. from Salve Regina University. He has received Meritorious, Superior and Senior Performance Awards. His languages are Portugese, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish and Norwegian.
He is married to Deborah McCarthy, a career Foreign Service Officer, and has two daughters, Margaret and Natalia.
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