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Nomination of Ryan Clark Crocker To Be United States Ambassador to Lebanon


The President today announced his intention to nominate Ryan Clark Crocker to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Lebanon. He would succeed Thomas McCarthy.

Since 1987 Mr. Crocker has served as political counsel at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Director of the Office of Israel and Arab-Israeli Affairs at the State Department, 1985 - 1987. Mr. Crocker served as chief of the political section at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, 1981 - 1984. In addition, he served in various capacities in Iran, Qatar, Tunis, and Iraq. Mr. Crocker joined the Foreign Service in 1971.

Mr. Crocker graduated from Whitman College (B.A., 1971) and attended University College in Dublin, Ireland. He was born June 19, 1949, in Spokane, WA. Mr. Crocker is married and resides in Cairo, Egypt.

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