Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
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May 30, 2014Atlantic Council Chairman and former presidential candidate Jon M. Huntsman Jr. appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss President Obama's foreign policy speech:
May 25, 2014Atlantic Council Chairman Jon Huntsman joins ABC's This Week to discuss US government hacking charges against Chinese military personnel:
May 22, 2014The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire quotes Atlantic Council Chairman Jon Huntsman on whether he is interested in a 2016 presidential run:
May 06, 2014Atlantic Council Chairman Jon Huntsman writes for the New York Times on the shift away from the issue of climate change among Republicans and why the party should not ignore it:
April 30, 2014
He began his career in public service as a staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He has served each of the four US presidents since then in critical roles around the world, including as ambassador to Singapore, deputy assistant secretary of commerce for Asia, US trade ambassador, and most recently, US ambassador to China. Twice elected governor of Utah, Huntsman brought about strong economic reforms, tripled the stateâ€™s rainy day fund, and helped bring unemployment rates to historic lows. During his tenure, Utah was named the best managed state in America. Recognized by others for his service, Governor Huntsman was elected as chairman of the Western Governors Association, serving nineteen states throughout the region.
Governor Huntsman ran for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. He currently serves on the boards of Ford Motor Company, Caterpillar Corporation, Chevron Corporation, Huntsman Corporation, the US Naval Academy Foundation, and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he serves as a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institute, a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a trustee of the Reagan Presidential Foundation, and chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. He has served as a visiting fellow at Harvardâ€™s John F. Kennedy School of Government as well as a distinguished lecturer at Duke Universityâ€™s Sanford School of Public Policy.
Huntsman is the father of seven children, including two adopted daughters from China and India. His two sons are midshipmen at the US Naval Academy, where his oldest son was selected as a Naval aviator. Huntsman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has seven honorary doctoral degrees.