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Patrick Duddy was sworn in as Ambassador to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on August 9, 2007.
The government of Venezuela declared him persona non grata in September 2008, as a gesture of solidarity with Bolivia. That designation was rescinded in June 2009 and Ambassador Duddy returned to Venezuela to continue his post and duties.
Prior to his Venezuelan appointment, Ambassador Duddy served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs in Washington D.C. He has also served as the U.S. Consul General in Sao Paulo, Brazil and as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia. He has also taught at the National War College in Washington, D.C.
A career member of the Senior Foreign Service holding the personal rank of Minister Counselor, Ambassador Duddy has served at U.S. embassies in Chile, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Paraguay and Panama, as well as in Washington, D.C.
Originally of Bangor, Maine, Duddy received his undergraduate degree from Colby College and a master's degree from Northeastern University. He is also a graduate of the National War College where he received a master's degree in National Security Strategy.