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Public Papers - 1989 - October

Nomination of Frances D. Cook To Be United States Ambassador to Cameroon


The President today announced his intention to nominate Frances D. Cook to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Cameroon. She would succeed Mark L. Edelman.

Ms. Cook is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor. Since 1987 she has served as Director of the Office of West African Affairs at the Department of State. Prior to this, Ms. Cook served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau for Refugee Programs at the Department of State, 1986 - 1987; as the consul general for the United States consulate general in Alexandria, Egypt, 1983 - 1986; and as Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi, 1980 - 1983. She was the Director of the Public Affairs Office at the Department of State, 1978 - 1980.

Ms. Cook graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1967) and Harvard University (M.P.A., 1978). She was born September 7, 1945, in Charleston, WV. Ms. Cook currently resides in Washington, DC.

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