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Christopher Ashby
Ambassador to Uruguay
ashby photoChristopher Ashby, United States Ambassador, presented credentials to the Government of Uruguay on November 26, 1997.

Ambassador Ashby was born in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1968, and received an MBA from the University of Texas Graduate School of Business Administration in 1970.

Ambassador Ashby spent four years in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer and served in Vietnam as a platoon commander. He has been in international banking with Chemical Bank and Chase Manhattan Bank since 1973.

In 1975, he was posted to Jakarta, Indonesia, where he became President-Director of the Joint Venture Merchant Bank.

In 1979, he was transferred to Madrid, Spain, to open the Chemical Bank operation there, and in 1981, became General Manager for Spain and Portugal. In 1989, he returned to the United States, where he held managerial positions at Chemical bank as well as at the Chase Manhattan Bank of New York.

Ambassador Ashby is married to Amy Donnelly Ashby, and has four children: Christopher, Anson, Patrick, and Kathleen.

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