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Fortune: The Huntsmans: Inside an American dynasty - Full versionupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 12:21:00

Jon Meade Huntsman Sr. brought us Styrofoam egg containers before his 30th birthday and the famed Big Mac "clamshell" sandwich container by his 40th, somehow finding time in between to serve in Nixon's White House. By middle age his close circle of friends included Margaret Thatcher, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew, and Dick Cheney. Along the way he raised nine children: His eldest -- a former Utah governor -- is now the U.S. ambassador to Beijing, while son No. 2 succeeded him as CEO of Huntsman Corp., a global chemical company with about $8 billion in revenue.

Fortune: The Huntsmans: Inside an American dynastyupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 06:57:00

Jon Meade Huntsman Sr. brought us Styrofoam egg containers before his 30th birthday and the famed Big Mac "clamshell" sandwich container by his 40th, somehow finding time in between to serve in Nixon's White House. By middle age his close circle of friends included Margaret Thatcher, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew, and Dick Cheney. Along the way he raised nine children: His eldest -- a former Utah governor -- is now the U.S. ambassador to Beijing, while son No. 2 succeeded him as CEO of Huntsman Corp., a global chemical company with about $8 billion in revenue.

Fortune: Q&A with Jon Huntsman Jr.updated: Fri Jun 18 2010 06:57:00

Fortune Senior Editor-at-Large Nina Easton traveled to China earlier this year and met with Jon Huntsman Jr., the U.S. Ambassador to China. Huntsman, a Republican and former governor of Utah, is fluent in Chinese. He also is well-versed in the language of business: His father founded Huntsman Corp., a Salt Lake City-based chemical company that ranks No. 293 on the Fortune 500 list of America's biggest corporations. Jon Jr. spoke extensively with Easton about U.S.-China trade issues, intellectual property protection, and the unintended consequences of China's runaway growth. Here are excerpts from that conversation:

Fortune: Obama's (Republican) man in Beijingupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 06:56:00

Jon Huntsman Jr., 50, should have been safely ensconced for a second term in the Utah governor's mansion, enjoying his popularity with the state's voters and weighing his 2012 prospects as a GOP presidential nominee. Instead President Barack Obama astutely took a well-financed potential opponent out of the running by tapping him as U.S. ambassador to China. Now Huntsman, on the job nearly a year, is at the center of America's most important, delicate, and fraught economic relationship in the world.

Students train for warupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 21:25:00

Students undergo rigorous training ahead of entering various branches of the military. CNN's John King reports.

At military school, Obama's Afghan policy is personalupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 21:25:00

Deborah Wright can't remember the exact moment, but her eyes sparkle when asked about her ambition: "I have always wanted to fly planes."

Utah governor tapped for Chinaupdated: Sat May 16 2009 21:14:00

President Obama names Republican Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman as his choice for ambassador to China.

Obama names moderate Republican as envoy to Chinaupdated: Sat May 16 2009 21:14:00

President Obama announced Saturday that his choice for U.S. ambassador to China is moderate Republican Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who expressed some surprise at the appointment.

Time.com: Utah Gov't Tries 4-Day Workweekupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 18:00:00

Starting next month, it will be "TGIT" for Utah state employees

Seeking mine answersupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 10:27:00

Relatives of those lost in the Crandall Canyon mining disaster tell Congress about their loss.

Utah mine searchers still hoping for 'miracle'updated: Thu Aug 30 2007 07:52:00

Crews searching for any sign of six miners trapped for more than three weeks are "hoping a miracle could happen," a federal official told lawmakers Wednesday, while another hole was drilled to insert a robotic camera into the mountain.

Time.com: Lawmakers Probe Utah Mine Accidentupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 10:50:00

Lawmakers in Washington announced twin probes into safety at the Utah mine where six miners were trapped and three rescuers were killed

'These men died as heroes'updated: Sat Aug 18 2007 08:13:00

'These men died as heroes'

Tunneling halted after three Utah mine rescuers killedupdated: Sat Aug 18 2007 08:13:00

Underground efforts to rescue six trapped Utah miners were halted indefinitely Friday after a collapsing tunnel wall killed three rescuers, including a federal mine safety officer.

Time.com: 'Seismic Bump' Blamed for Mine Deaths updated: Fri Aug 17 2007 02:00:00

a second cave-in killed three rescue workers and injured at least six others who were trying to tunnel through rubble to reach them

Time.com: Utah Wildfire Could Burn All Summerupdated: Tue Jul 03 2007 22:10:00

Fire authorities want to let a wildfire that has killed three people and charred 62 square miles continue burning to clear out dead trees in a national forest

Time.com: Firefighters Battle Utah Blazeupdated: Mon Jul 02 2007 13:20:00

A federal firefighting team took over direction of efforts Sunday to halt a fast-moving wildfire that had killed three people

Fortune: Meet the Huntsmansupdated: Mon Jan 29 2007 17:51:00

Jon Huntsman Sr., the founder of the $13 billion Huntsman chemical company, sends out a Christmas card every year that has a loyal following among the Utah business community and prominent Republic...

Fortune: AMERICA'S MOST GENEROUS WHICH OF THE NATION'S TYCOONS ARE PUTTING THEIR FORTUNES TO GOOD USE? THE PEOPLE IN THESE updated: Mon Jan 13 1997 00:01:00

As philanthropist Ross Perot might say, here's the problem: Making money is fun, sexy--a great outlet for aggression. But giving it away? What's the challenge there? Any idiot with an Ivy League de...

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