Public Papers - 1990
Nomination of Dane Farnsworth Smith, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Guinea
The President today announced his intention to nominate Dane Farnsworth Smith, Jr., of New Mexico, 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 Republic of Guinea. He would succeed Samuel Eldred Lupo.
Since 1989 Dr. Smith has served as director of the economic policy staff for the African Bureau at the Department of State. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, 1986 - 1989; Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana, 1984 - 1986; Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, 1982 - 1984; chief of the food policy division in the Office of Food and Policy at the Economic and Business Bureau at the Department of State, 1979 - 1981; international economist on the economic policy staff of the African Bureau at the Department of State, 1977 - 1979; senior economist in the Office of Japanese Affairs at the Department of State, 1975 - 1977; and an economic and commercial officer at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, 1972 - 1974. In addition, Dr. Smith served as consular officer at the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, 1969 - 1971; international relations officer in the Office of West African Affairs at the Department of State, 1967 - 1969; trainer in international relations for the Peace Corps in Cambridge, MA, 1966; Peace Corps volunteer in Asmara, Ethiopia, 1963 - 1965; youth assistant for the Mountainview Methodist Church in Wayne, NJ, 1962 - 1963; and a forest fire monitor for the Forest Service in McCall, ID.
Dr. Smith graduated from Harvard College (A.B., 1962) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A., 1966; M.A.L.D., 1972; and Ph.D., 1973). He was born December 14, 1940, in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Smith is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.