J. Christopher Stevens

  • j. christopher stevens
    ambassador christopher stevens.jpg
    10th united states ambassador to libya
    in office
    june 7, 2012 – september 11, 2012
    presidentbarack obama
    preceded bygene cretz
    succeeded bylaurence pope (chargé d'affaires)[1]
    personal details
    john christopher stevens

    (1960-04-18)april 18, 1960[2]
    grass valley, california, u.s.
    diedseptember 11, 2012(2012-09-11) (aged 52)
    benghazi, libya
    cause of deathkilled in attack by ansar al-sharia
    resting placegrass valley, california, u.s.
    political partydemocratic
    alma mater
    • uc berkeley
    • uc hastings college of law
    • national war college
    professiondiplomat, lawyer

    john christopher stevens (april 18, 1960 – september 11, 2012) was an american career diplomat and lawyer who served as the u.s. ambassador to libya from may 22, 2012 to september 11, 2012.[3][4] stevens was killed when the u.s. special mission in benghazi, libya, was attacked by members of ansar al-sharia on september 11–12, 2012.[3][5]

    stevens was the eighth u.s. ambassador to be killed while in office.[6]

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J. Christopher Stevens
Ambassador christopher stevens.jpg
10th United States Ambassador to Libya
In office
June 7, 2012 – September 11, 2012
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byGene Cretz
Succeeded byLaurence Pope (Chargé d'affaires)[1]
Personal details
John Christopher Stevens

(1960-04-18)April 18, 1960[2]
Grass Valley, California, U.S.
DiedSeptember 11, 2012(2012-09-11) (aged 52)
Benghazi, Libya
Cause of deathKilled in attack by Ansar al-Sharia
Resting placeGrass Valley, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma mater
ProfessionDiplomat, lawyer

John Christopher Stevens (April 18, 1960 – September 11, 2012) was an American career diplomat and lawyer who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Libya from May 22, 2012 to September 11, 2012.[3][4] Stevens was killed when the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked by members of Ansar al-Sharia on September 11–12, 2012.[3][5]

Stevens was the eighth U.S. Ambassador to be killed while in office.[6]

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