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Antony Blinken
Secretary Blinken's Official Department Photo.jpg
Official portrait, 2021
71st United States Secretary of State
Assumed office
January 26, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyWendy Sherman
Preceded byMike Pompeo
18th United States Deputy Secretary of State
In office
January 9, 2015 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byWilliam Joseph Burns
Succeeded byJohn Sullivan
United States Deputy National Security Advisor
In office
January 20, 2013 – January 9, 2015
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byDenis McDonough
Succeeded byAvril Haines
National Security Advisor to the Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2013
Vice PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byJohn P. Hannah
Succeeded byJake Sullivan
Personal details
Antony John Blinken

(1962-04-16) April 16, 1962 (age 59)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Evan Ryan (m. 2002–present) «start: (2002)»"Marriage: Evan Ryan to Antony Blinken" Location: (linkback:

Antony John Blinken (born April 16, 1962)[1][2] is an American politician. Blinken is the 71st and current United States Secretary of State since January 26, 2021. He was the United States Deputy Secretary of State from 2015 to 2017 and Deputy National Security Advisor from 2013 to 2015 under President Barack Obama.

In November 2020, President-elect Joe Biden chose Blinken to be United States Secretary of State.[3] Blinken was confirmed by the Senate on January 26, 2021, in a 78-22 confirmation vote.[4]

He plays guitar and has two songs available on Spotify.[5]

In 2002, he married Evan Ryan. They have two daughters.[6]