Jon Huntsman Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to Russia

Ambassador Jon Huntsman

Former governor of Utah Jon Huntsman has been unanimously confirmed by the Senate to be the ambassador of the United States to Russia under President Donald Trump.

Jon Meade Huntsman Jr. is a businessman and diplomat who served as the 16th Governor of Utah from 2005 to 2009, and as United States Ambassador to Singapore from 1992 to 1993, and China from 2009 to 2011. He speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently.

Born: March 26, 1960 (age 57), Redwood City, CA

Spouse: Mary Kaye Huntsman (married in 1983)

Party: Republican Party