Nomination of Warren Clark, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe

June 23, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Warren Clark, Jr., a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States to the Gabonese Republic and to serve concurrently as Ambassador of the United States to the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe. He would succeed Larry C. Williamson.

Mr. Clark joined the Foreign Service in 1963, and his first assignment was vice consul at our consulate in Aleppo, Syria, 1964 - 1966. He then became an economic officer at Embassy Luxembourg, 1966 - 1968, to be followed by an assignment to the Department as an economist, 1968 - 1971. Mr. Clark then served as the Libyan desk officer for a couple of years before another assignment as an economist in the Department of State, 1974 - 1976. He then went to the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada, as a Treasury representative, 1977 - 1981. He was designated Deputy Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations where he served for a year before becoming Minister-Counselor (Political and Security) at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. From 1985 to 1986, Mr. Clark was economic counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria, and since 1986 has been deputy chief of mission in Lagos.

Mr. Clark graduated from Williams College (B.A., 1958); Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (M.A., 1964); Georgetown University (M.A., 1972); and the John F. Kennedy School of Government (M.P.A.). He was born November 7, 1936, in Bronxville, NY. Mr. Clark served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1962. He is articulate in French. Mr. Clark has three children and resides in Mystic, CT.