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Public Papers - 1989 - March

Nomination of Jerry A. Moore, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Lesotho


The President today announced his intention to nominate Jerry A. Moore, Jr., to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Lesotho. He would succeed Robert M. Smalley.

Since 1946 Reverend Moore has been pastor of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He was chaplain for the DC Detention Facility, 1984 - 1988. He has been a councilman for the District of Columbia, 1969 - 1984; instructor for the Washington Baptist Seminary, 1964; and Baptist chaplain for Howard University, 1958. He has served on numerous business, government, and civic organizations and committees.

Reverend Moore received a B.A. degree from Morehouse College and B.D. and M.A. degrees from Howard University. He was born June 12, 1918, in Minden, LA.

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