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John Robert Bolton
John R. Bolton

In office
August 1, 2005 – December 9, 2006
Under President George W. Bush
Preceded by Anne W. Patterson (acting)
Succeeded by Alejandro Wolff (acting)

Born November 20 1948 (age 58)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political party Republican

John Robert Bolton (born November 20, 1948), an attorney and an American diplomat in several Republican administrations, served as the interim[1] U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations with the title of ambassador, from August 2005 until December 2006, on a recess appointment. His letter of resignation from the Bush Administration was accepted on December 4, 2006, effective when his recess appointment ended December 9 at the formal adjournment of the 109th Congress. Bolton is now a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.[2][3]