Huntsman was born March 26, 1960 in Palo Alto, California. Huntsman served his missionary work in Taiwan for two years. Upon returning home he earned his bachelor's from the University of Pennsylvania. Following school Huntsman worked as a staff assistant for the Reagan Administration and later as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Development under the Bush Administration. He then served as U.S. Ambassador to Singapore. Huntsman left public service to work for the Huntsman Corporation. In 2004 Huntsman won the election as Governor of Utah. He left the post in 2009 when Obama appointed him U.S. Ambassador to China where he served until 2011, stepping down to run for President in 2012.
Current PositionFormer Ambassador to China
Palo Alto, California