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Public Papers - 1992

Nomination of Mark Johnson To Be United States Ambassador to Senegal


The President today announced his intention to nominate Mark Johnson, of Montana, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Senegal. He would succeed Katherine Shirley.

Since 1991, Mr. Johnson has served as executive assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Management at the U.S. Department of State. He has served in several positions with the Department of State, including Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Kuwait City, Kuwait, 1991; Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, 1989 - 90; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs, 1986 - 89; economic counselor at the American Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, 1983 - 86; and a legislative management officer in the Office of Legislative Affairs, 1981 - 83.

Mr. Johnson graduated from Georgetown University (B.S., 1968) and George Washington University (M.A., 1970). He was born January 12, 1946, in Twin Falls, ID. Mr. Johnson currently resides in Great Falls, MT.

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