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David J. Keegan Takes Office as Deputy Director American Institute in Taiwan

David J. Keegan assumed office as Deputy Director of the American Institute in Taiwan on September 2, 2003.

Dr. Keegan is a career Foreign Service Officer. He joined the Foreign Service in 1982 and served abroad in Jamaica (1982-1984), Korea (1985-1987), Guangzhou, China (1988-1990), and Singapore (1994-1997). His assignments in the Department of State included the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs, Deputy Advisor on the Taiwan Coordination Staff, Congressional Liaison for the East Asia and Pacific Bureau, Special Advisor and Speech Writer for the Assistant Secretary of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Advisor on the Taiwan Coordination Staff.

Dr. Keegan earned his B.A. from Holy Cross College and his Ph. D. in Chinese History from the University of California, Berkeley. He is married to Sally Lindfors and has two sons, Daniel and Matthew.