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Public Papers - 1991

Nomination of John E. Bennett To Be United States Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea


The President today announced his intention to nominate John E. Bennett, of Washington, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. He would succeed Chester E. Norris, Jr.

Since 1987 Mr. Bennett has served as consul general at the U.S. consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. Prior to this Mr. Bennett studied at the National Defense University, 1986 - 1987. In addition, he has served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kampala, Uganda, 1983 - 1986; consul general at the U.S. Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria, 1979 - 1983; and consular officer at the U.S. consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico, 1978 - 1979. Mr. Bennett served as a political analyst at the Department of State, 1976 - 1977; a consular officer at the U.S. consulate in Bremen, Germany, 1973 - 1976; and a consular officer at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain, 1972 - 1973. He joined the Foreign Service in 1971.

Mr. Bennett graduated from Harvard University (B.A., 1970). Mr. Bennett was born June 4, 1941, in Atlan, British Columbia, Canada. He served in the U.S. Army, 1965 - 1969. Mr. Bennett is married, has two children, and resides in Belfair, WA.

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