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The scion of a hyper-wealthy family and former two-term Republican governor from one of the reddest states in the union, Jon Huntsman has made a surprising habit of sometimes bucking the establishment.

Huntsman did so again when he accepted the nomination as U.S. ambassador to China offered by Democratic President Obama. A former deputy assistant secretary of Commerce for East Asia and the Pacific and ex-U.S. ambassador to Singapore, Huntsman learned to speak Mandarin while on Mormon mission to Taiwan during college. He used his language skills to great effect while leading trade trips to China as governor.

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Jon Huntsman on his election day transition in his 2004 campaign for Utah governor.

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