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Anthony S. Harrington
U.S. Ambassador to Brazil

harrington photoAnthony Stephen Harrington was nominated by President Clinton as U.S. Ambassador to Brazil on October 29, 1999. He was sworn-in as Ambassador January 12, 2000.

Prior to his diplomatic appointment, Mr. Harrington was a senior partner of Hogan & Hartson, a 600-lawyer firm based in Washington, DC, with offices in Baltimore, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Brussels, Budapest, Moscow, Prague and Warsaw. He practiced in the corporate area, including emerging companies, venture capital and other financings and mergers and acquisitions, especially in communications and other technology areas, as well as related public policy issues.

He served as Chairman of the President's Intelligence Oversight Board, Vice Chairman of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, and was a member of the congressionally-created Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Other activities include serving as a founder, director and officer of several business and non-profit corporations. Mr. Harrington was previously Co-Chairman of the National Alliance to End Homelessness and a director of the Center for Democracy and served on the Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS) Diplomacy in the Information Age Project. He was a founder of Telecom*USA, which became the fourth-largest long distance telephone company. He is currently a founder and director of Ovation, an arts television network.

A native of North Carolina, Mr. Harrington did his undergraduate study as a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his law study at Duke University.

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