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Nomination of David Passage To Be United States Ambassador to Botswana


The President today announced his intention to nominate David Passage, of North Carolina, 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 Botswana. He would succeed John Florian Kordek.

Since 1989 Mr. Passage has served as Director for Africa of the National Security Council at the White House. Prior to this, he served as Director of the Office of Regional Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs at the Department of State, 1986 - 1989; Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador, El Salvador, 1984 - 1986; Deputy Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs at the Department of State, 1982 - 1984; National War College, 1981 - 1982; Deputy Spokesman and Director of the Office of Press Relations at the Department of State, 1979 - 1981; Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia, 1977 - 1979; and Special Assistant to the Secretary of State, 1975 - 1977. In addition, he has served in the following positions at the Department of State: as a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Quito, Ecuador, 1974 - 1975; special assistant in the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, 1972 - 1974; on the Secretariat staff, 1971 - 1972; in the Operations Center, 1970 - 1971; a pacification program analyst in Saigon, Vietnam, 1969 - 1970; and a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in London, England, 1966 - 1968. Mr. Passage entered the Foreign Service in 1966.

Mr. Passage graduated from the University of Denver (B.A., 1964) and Georgetown University (M.S., 1966). He was born June 16, 1942, in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Passage resides in Washington, DC.

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