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Public Papers - 1989 - April

Continuation of Leonard H.O. Spearman, Sr., as United States Ambassador to Rwanda

1989-04-06

The President today announced that Leonard H.O. Spearman, Sr., will continue to serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Rwanda.

Since 1988 Ambassador Spearman has been the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Rwanda. Prior to this he was a distinguished professor of psychology at Texas Southern University, 1986 - 1988. He was president of Texas Southern University, 1980 - 1986, and a professor of psychology at Southern University, 1960 - 1970. From 1970 to 1980, Ambassador Spearman worked for the U.S. Office of Education, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in the following capacities: Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher and Continuing Education, 1980; Associate Deputy Commissioner for Higher and Continuing Education, 1978 - 1980; Acting Deputy Commissioner for Higher and Continuing Education, 1976 - 1978; Associate Commissioner for Student Assistance, 1975 - 1978; Director of the Division of Student Financial Assistance, 1972 - 1975; Director of the Division of Student Special Services, 1970 - 1972.

Ambassador Spearman graduated from Florida A M University (B.S., 1947) and the University of Michigan (M.A., 1950; Ph.D., 1960). He was born July 8, 1929, in Tallahassee, FL. He is married and has three children.

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