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John R. Bolton
|27th United States National Security Advisor|
April 9, 2018
|Deputy||Ricky L. Waddell
|Preceded by||H. R. McMaster|
|25th United States Ambassador to the United Nations|
August 2, 2005 – December 31, 2006
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||John Danforth|
|Succeeded by||Zalmay Khalilzad|
|3rd Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs|
May 11, 2001 – July 31, 2005
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||John D. Holum|
|Succeeded by||Robert Joseph|
|18th Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs|
May 22, 1989 – January 20, 1993
|President||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Richard S. Williamson|
|Succeeded by||Douglas J. Bennet|
|United States Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division|
|Preceded by||Richard K. Willard|
|Succeeded by||Stuart M. Gerson|
|United States Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs|
|Preceded by||Robert A. McConnell|
|Succeeded by||Thomas M. Boyd|
|Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development for Program and Policy Coordination|
|Preceded by||Alexander Shakow|
|Succeeded by||Richard A. Derham|
John Robert Bolton
November 20, 1948
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Christine Bolton (m. 1972–1983)
|Education||Yale University (BA, JD)|
|Years of service||1970–1976|
John Robert Bolton (born November 20, 1948) is an American attorney, political commentator, Republican consultant and activist, government official and former diplomat who serves as the 27th National Security Advisor of the United States. He began his tenure as National Security Advisor on April 9, 2018.
Bolton served as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from August 2005 to December 2006 as a recess appointee by President George W. Bush. He resigned at the end of his recess appointment in December 2006.
Bolton has been called a "war hawk" and is an advocate for regime change in Iran and North Korea and repeatedly called for the termination of the Iran deal. He was a supporter of the Iraq War and continues to support his decision. He has continuously supported military action and regime change in Syria, Libya, and Iran. A Republican, his political views have been described as American nationalist, conservative, and "neoconservative". Bolton rejects the last term and called himself "pro-American" instead.
Early life and education
Bolton was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Virginia Clara and Edward Jackson Bolton, a fireman. He grew up in the working-class neighborhood of Yale Heights and won a scholarship to the McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland, graduating in 1966. He also ran the school's Students For Goldwater campaign in 1964.
Bolton attended Yale University, earning a B.A. and graduating summa cum laude in 1970. He was a member of the Yale Political Union. He attended Yale Law School from 1971 to 1974, where he shared classes with his friend Clarence Thomas, earning a J.D. in 1974.
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John Bolton speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland 2015
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