Former GOP presidential hopeful Huntsman moves to Brookings Institution

“We are delighted that Governor Huntsman has agreed to join Brookings,” Brookings President Strobe Talbott said in a statement. “As we try to address America’s domestic and foreign policy challenges, Jon’s extraordinary government service at home and abroad will be a great benefit to the Institution.”

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Huntsman served as governor of Utah for five years before working for the Obama administration. He also served former President George W. Bush as a deputy U.S. trade representative and trade ambassador.

Before that, he served former President George H.W. Bush as deputy assistant secretary for trade development and commerce for East Asian and Pacific affairs and as U.S. ambassador to Singapore. In addition, Huntsman worked in the Reagan administration as a White House staff assistant. He writes a weekly column for The Hill.

Huntsman has endorsed presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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