TITLE:MOOSE NAMED TO SUCCEED COHEN AT STATE DEPARTMENT (01/19/93)
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MOOSE NAMED TO SUCCEED COHEN AT STATE DEPARTMENT
(FR) (Clinton chooses former ambassador) (230)
By Charles W. Corey
USIA Staff Writer
WASHINGTON -- Ambassador George Edward Moose has been nominated as the
new U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs, President-elect
Bill Clinton's transition office announced January 19.
If confirmed by the Senate, Moose will succeed Herman J. Cohen, who, like
Moose, had been ambassador to Senegal. Currently, Moose is deputy director
of the transition team at the State Department, and before that he was
diplomat-in-residence at Howard University in Washington.
1mbassador Moose served in Senegal 1988-1991 and from 1983 to 1986 was
ambassador to Benin. He is a career diplomat and in addition to his
ambassadorships in Africa he served as deputy director of the State
Department's Office of Southern African Affairs (1978-1979).
Other assignments during his career include special assistant in the Office
of the Under Secretary for Political Affairs 1977-1978, analyst for the
Office of African Affairs in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence
and Research 1974-1976, and political officer at the embassy in Bridgetown,
Moose was born June 23, 1944, in New York. He graduated from Grinnell
College in Iowa with a bachelor of arts degree in 1966 and entered the
diplomatic service in 1967.
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