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Robert Fritts

Second Vice President
Occupation: U.S. Ambassador, ret.


Amb. Bob Fritts has a B.A. (Political Science) from the University of Michigan and studied graduate economics at George Washington University.Robert Fritts

A former member of the U.S. foreign service, Bob served over his career as a Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, its Deputy Inspector General,  and twice as an ambassador (Rwanda and Ghana).  Other posts abroad included Luxembourg, Japan, Indonesia and the Sudan.  At one point, he was the youngest professional ambassador in the history of the U.S. foreign service.

In 1991, he was named the Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy of the Thomas Jefferson Program, a founding member of its Board of Advisors, and its former Executive Coordinator. He's also a Senior Fellow at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va.

Appointed: 1991
Current Term: Class of 2012