C. Boyden Gray

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C. Boyden Gray

Former American diplomat and public servant add

Category: Politics

Born in 1943.

Countries: United States (86%), Europe (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: George W. Bush, Elizabeth Dole, Condoleezza Rice

Linked to: Harvard University, American Bar Association, National Cathedral School, St. Mark's School




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C. Boyden Gray was born in 1943 add something


He served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1965-1970 add something


He joined the firm of Wilmer Cutler & Pickering in 1969, becoming partner in 1976 add something


He left the firm in 1981 to serve as legal counsel for Vice President George Bush add something


Gray later served as Director of the Office of Transition Counsel for the Bush transition team, and as Counsel to President Bush from 1989-1993 add something


During this time he became one of the main architects of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments that suggested market solutions for environmental problems add something


He returned to Wilmer Cutler & Pickering in 1993 where his practice focused on a range of regulatory matters with emphasis on environmental issues, including those relating to biotechnology, trade, clean air, and the management of risk add something


He was presented with the Presidential Citizens Medal in 1993 by President H. W. Bush add something


It was reported in October 2001 that Gray was considering running for an open US Senate seat in his native North Carolina, but he passed on the race add something


Former US Secretary of Labor Elizabeth Dole was elected in November 2002 to replace Jesse Helms, who chose to retire rather than seek a sixth term add something


When he emerged as George W. Bush's preferred candidate for the post of the US's ambassador to the European Union in July 2005, that potential nomination deeply perturbed open source advocates who view his ties to Microsoft with suspicion add something


He took up the post of Ambassador to the EU on 17 January 2006, when US President George W. Bush granted him a recess appointment to the post add something


He was appointed Special Envoy for European Affairs by United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on January 11, 2008 add something