Nikki Haley (1972 – )

116th Governor of South Carolina (R), 2011 – 2017

Nikki Haley has served as the United States ambassador to the United Nations from January 2017 to December 2018 when she resigned. During her first few months as UN ambassador, Haley dealt with threats from North Korea, Russia, and Iran. She is the first Indian-American to have served in a presidential cabinet.

Haley was also Governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017. At the time she was sworn in, Haley was the youngest governor in the country. She is South Carolina’s first female and Indian American governor.

In 2016, Haley was selected by the Republican Party to deliver the GOP response following President Obama’s State of the Union Address.


“Nikki Haley | Biography & Facts,” in Encyclopædia Britannica, 2019, Haley, “Nikki Haley,” Biography, December 11, 2017,

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