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J. Richard Blankenship

Politician

J. Richard Blankenship J. Richard Blankenship(born September 2, 1949) previously served as the United States Ambassador to the Bahamas. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and was appointed by President George W. Bush in the Spring of 2001. Before becoming Ambassador Richard Blankenship was a partner in the Capital South Group, an investment banking firm whose home office was in Jacksonville, Florida, and a close friend of Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida and brother of President of George W. Bush. He is currently the managing Director of Global Investment Advisers, an international business consulting group. He also served as President and CFO of St. John's Capital, a regional firm with offices in the south-east. He was educated at Florida State University and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Blankenship writes a syndicated column for newspapers in the Caribbean and his writings on reorganization of government can frequently be found on conservative web sites. He was often seen cruising the streets of Nassau in his State Department vehicle, with flags flying as an indication the safety of U.S. citizens was paramount and to those who participated in the illicit smuggling of  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1949-09-02
Place of birth
Troy

Education

Institution From To
Florida State University

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