Don Beyer

American businessman, diplomat, and politician

Donald Sternoff Beyer Jr. (/ˈb.ər/; born June 20, 1950), is an American businessman, diplomat and politician. He is the United States Representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district since 2015.

Don Beyer
Don Beyer, official 114th Congress photo portrait.jpeg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 8th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded byJim Moran
United States Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein
In office
September 8, 2009 – May 29, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byPeter Coneway
Succeeded bySuzan G. LeVine
36th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
In office
January 13, 1990 – January 17, 1998
GovernorDouglas Wilder
George Allen
Preceded byDouglas Wilder
Succeeded byJohn Hager
Personal details
Donald Sternoff Beyer Jr.

(1950-06-20) June 20, 1950 (age 72)
Trieste, Trieste (now Italy)
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Megan Carroll
EducationWilliams College (BA)
WebsiteHouse website

His party's nominee for governor in 1997, he lost to Republican Jim Gilmore, who was then the Attorney General of Virginia. From 2009 to 2013, he was United States Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein.[1]


  1. End of term reflections with U.S. Ambassador Beyer, World Radio Switzerland, May 27, 2013.

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