Who is Antony Blinken?
Antony Blinken is an American government official and the secretary of state. He became the 71st secretary of state of the United States on January 26, 2021.
Between 2015 and 2017, Antony worked for President Barack Obama as the deputy national security advisor from 2013 to 2015 as well as the deputy secretary of state from 2015 to 2017. Keep scrolling so you can learn every aspect of his life.
Antony Blinken Parents
Binken was born to Jewish parents, Judith and Donald M. Blinken. Donald, his father, was once the American ambassador to Hungary. His mo divorced with Donald and she married Samuel Pisar, they all went to Paris.
In his confirmation process, Blinken recounted the incident of his stepfather, the sole survivor of the Holocaust among the 900 students at his Polish school. Pisar found safety in a U.S. tank after breaking into the jungle during a Nazi death march,
Between 1980 and 1984, Antony majored in social studies at Harvard University. Soon after graduating from Harvard, he interned for The New Republic for about a year.
Antony Blinken Age, Height
Blinken was born on April 16, 1992, in Yonkers, New York, USA. He is currently 60 years old. Antony stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Antony Blinken Wife
Blinken married his wife, Evan Ryan in March 2002 in an interfaith ceremony. Their wedding was officiated by a rabbi and a priest at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.
Antony Blinken Political Party
Blinken is a loyal member of the Democratic party.
Antony Blinken’s Role in the Biden Administration
Blinken served as a foreign policy advisor for Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign. Biden had chosen Blinken as his secretary of state candidate, according to a report from November 22, 2020.
Blinken said, “We can’t fix all the world’s issues alone and we need to be collaborating with other countries,” on November 24, after Biden named her as his selection for secretary of state.
On January 19, 2021, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s confirmation hearing for him began. On January 25, the committee voted 15-3 to approve his nomination. Blinken was approved by the entire Senate on January 26 by a vote of 78 to 22.
Later on that day, he took the oath of office to become secretary of state. In doing so, he joined Lawrence Eagleburger and Warren Christopher, who held the positions of deputy secretary of state in 1992 and 1993, as the third former deputy secretary of state to hold the position of secretary of state.
How Many Children Does Antony Have?
Antony and his wife are proud parents of two children. They don’t share anything about their children on social media and they also keep them away from the general public.
What Religion is Antony Blinken?
Antony is a Jewish. He was born and raised in a Jewish household. His maternal grandparents were Hungarian Jews.
Where Did Antony Go to College?
Antony attended Havard University and later enrolled at Columbia Law School where he received a Juris Doctor.