C. Boyden Gray

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1943 –


Who is C. Boyden Gray?

Clayland Boyden Gray is an attorney and former American diplomat and public servant. He is a member of the board of directors at the Atlantic Council, The European Institute and FreedomWorks.

He served most recently as the Special Envoy for European Affairs and Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy at the Mission of the United States to the European Union. He was previously United States Ambassador to the European Union. He was appointed Special Envoy for European Affairs by United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on January 11, 2008. On March 31, the White House announced his appointment to the additional post of Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy.

He took up the post of Ambassador to the EU on 17 January 2006, when US President George W. Bush granted him a recess appointment to the post. Prior to that, he was a partner with the law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. He served as White House Counsel to President George H. W. Bush.

He is a member of the Federalist Society and on the board of FreedomWorks. He was presented with the Presidential Citizens Medal in 1993 by President H. W. Bush.

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Feb 6, 1943
  • United States of America
  • Harvard University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • St. Mark's School
Lived in
  • Washington, D.C.

on July 23, 2013


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