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Public Papers - 1989 - July

Nomination of Johnny Young To Be United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone


The President today announced his intention to nominate Johnny Young to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Sierra Leone. He would succeed Cynthia Shepard Perry.

Mr. Young joined the Foreign Service in 1967 and was assigned as budget and fiscal officer at the U.S. Embassy in Antananarivo, Madagascar. This was followed by assignments in 1970 and 1972 as supervisory general services officer at Conakry, Guinea, and Nairobi, Kenya, respectively. In 1974 he was transferred to Doha, Qatar, and in 1977 was assigned as administrative counselor in Bridgetown, Barbados. He returned to Washington, DC, in 1979 and was assigned to the Bureau of Personnel as a career development officer. This was followed by service in 1981 as Executive Director for the Office of the Inspector General. Subsequent tours were as administrative counselor in Amman, Jordan, in 1983 and The Hague, Netherlands, in 1985. Mr. Young is presently a member of the 31st session of the Senior Seminar.

Mr. Young was born February 6, 1940, in Savannah, GA. He graduated from Temple University (B.A., 1966) and holds a certificate in accounting from Temple University. He is married, has two children, and resides in Chevy Chase, MD.

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