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Edward E. Shumaker III
Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago
shumaker photoAmbassador Shumaker was nominated by United States President William J. Clinton on September 3, 1997 and presented his credentials to Trinidad and Tobago President Arthur N.R. Robinson on January 14, 1998.

Before his appointment, Ambassador Shumaker was a senior partner with the Concord, New Hampshire Law Firm, Gallagher, Callahan and Gartrell, and a member of the state Bar Associations of New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

The Ambassador, whose home is in Bow, New Hampshire, was a member of the New Hampshire Supreme Court Rules Advisory Committee and the National Commission for Employment Policy. He was one of the first one hundred attorneys elected to the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He also served on numerous civic boards and was appointed by New Hampshire's Governor to chair the state's National Service Commission.

Ambassador Shumaker graduated from the Choate School in 1966, earned an A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1970, and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1973.

Ambassador Shumaker and his wife, Polly, have three grown sons.

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