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Glyn T. Davies, G8 Political Director

In September, 2003, the President chose Glyn Davies, a career member of the senior foreign service, to serve in a year-long assignment as Political Director for the U.S. Presidency of the G8, helping prepare the Spring, 2004 U.S.-hosted G8 Summit in Sea Island, Georgia.

From 1999 until 2003, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in London, responsible for the day-to-day management of a mission comprising 750 staff working for some 30 agencies. Previously, he was the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council Staff from 1997-1999.

Ambassador Davies was assigned as State Department Deputy Spokesman and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, 1995-97. He served as Director of the Department of State's Operations Center from 1992 to 1994, after which he attended the National War College in Washington, D.C., earning a master's degree in National Security Strategy.

From 1987 to 1992, Ambassador Davies served in the State Department's Office of European Security and Political Affairs, then as Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Paris.

He was Special Assistant to Secretary of State George Shultz from 1986 to 1987.

He served in a variety of consular, economic, and political assignments at the U.S. Consulate General in Melbourne , Australia and at the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa, Zaire, from 1980 to 1984.

Ambassador Davies earned his Bachelor's degree from Georgetown University in 1979. He and his wife Jackie, an attorney with the Washington law firm of Williams and Connolly, have two grown daughters.

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