Nomination of Carl
Copeland Cundiff To Be
United States Ambassador to Niger
June 16, 1988
President today announced his intention to nominate Carl Copeland Cundiff, of Nevada, a career member of the
Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Niger. He would succeed
Richard Wayne Bogosian.
Cundiff entered the Foreign Service in 1965. From
1966 to 1968, he was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Singapore. He was then an
economist for the Agency for International Development in Saigon, Vietnam, 1968 - 1969; the U.S.
Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, 1970 - 1973; and the
Department of State in the Office of Monetary Affairs of the Economic Bureau,
1974 - 1977. He was an office director of the economic policy staff of the
Economic Bureau, 1977 - 1980; an economic counselor for the U.S. Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria, 1980 - 1982; and
deputy chief of mission for the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, 1982 - 1986. Since
1986 he has been office director in the office of food and policy programs for
the Economic Bureau of the Department of State.
Cundiff graduated from the University of the South
(B.A., 1963); Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A., 1964; M.A.L.D., 1965;
Ph.D., 1968); and Harvard University, Kennedy School of
Government (M.P.A., 1974). He was born March
LA. He is married, has two
children, and resides in Washington, DC.