TITLE:WHITE HOUSE REPORT, FRIDAY, APRIL 21
FIVE AMBASSADORS SELECTED
President Clinton will nominate ambassadors to Latvia, Estonia, the
Czech Republic, Armenia and Tajikistan, the White House announced
Clinton has chosen Jenonne Walker, a former member of the staff of the
National Security Council, to be ambassador to Prague. She is now on
the staff of the State Department's Foreign Service Institute. Walker
was an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency and as a private
author has published dissertations on U.S. relations with Europe.
The other four nominees are all career Foreign Service officers with
the rank of minister counselor.
Clinton will ask the Senate to confirm the nomination of Larry Napper
to be ambassador to Riga. Napper was deputy chief of mission in
Bucharest and also served in Moscow and Gaborone.
The president will name Lawrence Taylor, director of the National
Foreign Affairs Training Center, to be ambassador to Tallinn. Taylor
has served in Santo Domingo, Zagreb, Belgrade, Jakarta, London and
He has selected Peter Tomsen, principal deputy assistant secretary of
state for East Asian affairs, to be ambassador to Yerevan. Tomsen has
served as special envoy to the Afghanistan Resistance and as deputy
chief of mission in Beijing. He also served in Moscow and New Delhi.
Clinton will name Grant Smith, most recently deputy assistant
secretary of state for international narcotics matters, to be envoy to
Dushanbe. Smith was deputy chief of mission in New Delhi and Bangui,
and also served in Brazil, Nepal and Pakistan.
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