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Deputy Chief of Mission

John C. Law's Biography

John C. Law arrived in Poland in July 2015 and serves as the Deputy Chief of Mission.  He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister Counselor.  He entered the diplomatic service in 1990.

Prior to coming to Warsaw, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Panama (2011-2014).  Previously he worked at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul as State Department Director of the civilian inter-agency Provincial Reconstruction Teams, overseeing the work of more than 400 officers stationed at over 70 sites throughout Afghanistan.  Before that, he was Counselor for Public Affairs and Acting Deputy Chief of Mission in Prague, Czech Republic (2008-2010), and Embassy Press Spokesman in Madrid, Spain (2003-2007) and Caracas, Venezuela (1999-2003).  His other diplomatic postings include Santiago, Chile; Taegu, Korea and Seoul, Korea.

He has a master’s degree in English literature with undergraduate studies in literature, philosophy and aeronautical engineering.  He is originally from the state of West Virginia.  He is married to Joanne Marie Law.  They have two daughters, Davina and Mallory, and two grandchildren, Zara and Roman.