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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Francis Terry McNamara To Be United States Ambassador to Cape Verde

1989-10-05

The President today announced his intention to nominate Francis Terry McNamara to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Cape Verde. He would succeed Vernon Dubois Penner, Jr.

Since 1987 Ambassador McNamara has served as a senior research fellow at the National Defense University. Prior to this, he served as the deputy chief of mission in Beirut, Lebanon, 1985 - 1987. Ambassador McNamara served as a foreign affairs fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, 1984 - 1989; as the Ambassador to the Republic of Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, 1981 - 1984; as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in Washington, DC, 1980 - 1981; and as the consul general in Quebec, Canada, 1975 - 1979.

Ambassador McNamara graduated from Russell Sage College (B.A., 1953) and George Washington University (M.S., 1972). He served in the U.S. Navy, 1944 - 1946 and 1950 - 1951. Ambassador McNamara was born November 2, 1927, in Troy, NY. He is married, has seven children, and currently resides in Baltimore, MD.

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