Stuart E. Jones

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Person.png Stuart E. Jones  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Alma materDuke University, University of Pennsylvania
Member ofCouncil on Foreign Relations/Members
US diplomat in Iraq, then switched to Bechtel.

Employment.png United States Ambassador to Iraq

In office
October 2, 2014 - August 2016

Employment.png United States Ambassador to Jordan

In office
September 5, 2011 - August 14, 2014

Stuart E. Jones (born 1959) is an American diplomat. He previously served as the United States Ambassador to Iraq from 2014 to 2016,[1] and as the United States Ambassador to Jordan from July 21, 2011 to July 28, 2014.[2][3][4]


Stuart E. Jones graduated from Duke University and received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.[2][3][4]

He joined the United States Foreign Service as a career diplomat.[2][4] He served as Governorate Coordinator in Al Anbar Province in Iraq, and at the National Security Council as Country Director for Iraq.[2][4] From 1994 to 1996, he was special assistant to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations.[2][4] He has also served in Turkey, El Salvador and Colombia.[2][4]

From 2005 to 2008, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Cairo, Egypt.[2][4] From 2008 to 2010, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State at the State Department's Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.[2][3][4] He also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Baghdad.[2][3][4]

On July 21, 2011, he was appointed United States Ambassador to Jordan.[2][3][4]

On May 8, 2014, President Obama nominated Jones to be the United States Ambassador to Iraq.[5] On June 26, 2014, the U.S. Senate confirmed Jones in a 93–0 vote.[6] He was sworn in by United States Secretary of State John Kerry on September 17, 2014.[7]

As of 2018, he works at Bechtel Engineering, leading the corporation's international and domestic government relations and corporate communications as president for regions and corporate affairs. [8]

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