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Nomination of Daniel Howard Simpson To Be United States Ambassador to the Central African Republic


The President today announced his intention to nominate Daniel Howard Simpson, of Ohio, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Central African Republic. He would succeed David C. Fields.

Currently Mr. Simpson serves as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Mr. Simpson joined the Foreign Service in 1966 and has served in various capacities overseas and at the Department of State, including staff assistant at the Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs, 1966 - 1967; training officer at the U.S. Information Agency, 1967 - 1968; speechwriter for Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, 1968; political/economic and consular officer at the U.S. Embassy in Bujumbura, Burundi, 1968 - 1970; political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, 1970 - 1972; and desk officer for Rhodesia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland, 1973 - 1974.

Mr. Simpson graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1961), and he received a graduate certificate in African studies at Northwestern University in 1973. He was born July 9, 1939, in Wheeling, WV. Mr. Simpson is married, has four children, and resides in Washington, DC.

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