Michael Klosson, a 1971 graduate of Hamilton College, has been nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as an ambassador in his administration. The President intends to nominate Klosson to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Cyprus.
A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Klosson has served as Consul General for Hong Kong and Macau since August 1999. From 1996 to 1999, he served at the State Department as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs. From 1990 to 1996, Klosson served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d'Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, and the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, the Netherlands. From 1984 to 1990, he served as Deputy Director of the Office of European Security and Political Affairs and as Director of the Secretariat Staff in the Office of the Secretary of State.
Klosson earned a bachelor's degree from Hamilton College and master's degrees from Princeton University.