Consul General John R. Crosby
John R. Crosby assumed duty as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Leipzig, covering the states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia, in July 2023.
Previously, John served as head of the New York Program Branch of the State Department’s Office of International Visitors. His prior overseas assignments include Milan and Munich (both as Political-Economic Section Chief), Kabul (Public Diplomacy Field Director), Ljubljana (Political-Military Affairs Officer), and Mumbai (Consular Officer). In Washington, he served as Deputy Director of the State Department’s Office of Global Criminal Justice, Conflicts Advisor for the Office of Caucasus Affairs and Regional Conflicts, and as a member of the Executive Secretariat staff under Secretaries Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice.
Prior to the Foreign Service, John worked for a corporate communications agency in Tokyo, practiced corporate law in Houston, and spent two summers in Saxony-Anhalt teaching English and performing chamber music concerts as a pianist. He holds a B.A. in History from Swarthmore College, a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and has studied at the Universities of Heidelberg and Munich, the latter on a Fulbright grant. He speaks German, Italian, and some Slovene and Dari.
John is married to Dr. Cole Wolford, an artist and retired physician for internal medicine.